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David Abusamra recently 
completed his 39th season 
as cross country coach at the 
Academy, where he won 1 1 New 
England crown and four ISL titles. 
The beloved teacher and mentor 
is retiring in 201 1. 

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Trustees of The Governor's Academy 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, President 

James L. Rudolph '68, P '05, ' 1 2, Secretary 

Steven G. Shapiro 74, P '09, Treasurer 

William LAIfond '67 

Nathalie E.Ames '85 

Song Hyuk Bang P '13 

Adrienne Berry-Burton P '96, '04 

W.Graham Cole, Jr. 

ChristopherW. Collins P '07, '10 

Wendy Bixby Cowie '79, P ' 1 2 

Margo L. Doyle Dhaliwal '90 

Jonathan J. Doyle P '08, '09 

Henry B. Eaton '70, P '03, '08 

Beverly R. Giblin P '04, '05 

Kathleens. HinesP '08, '09, '12 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62, P '95 

Richard M. Kelleher P '99, '01 


Kara Moheban McLoy '88 

Thomas M. Mercer, Jr. '61 

James M.Pierce '72, P '08 

Gary A. Rogers P '04, '07 

George S. Scharfe P '95, '95, '00 

Aaron M. Sells '96 

David Splaine P '05, '08 

Bruce C.Turner '83, P '13 


Alumni Trustees 

Laura E. Ellison '03 
Matthew R.Lee '01 

Ex Officio 

Daniel C. Look '68, President, Alumni Council 
Chris D'Orio '88 

Alumni/ae Council 

Daniel C. Look '68, President 

Carolyn L. Nissi '77, P'13, First Vice President 

Gretchen Scharfe Forsyth '95, Second Vice President 

Julie A. O'Shaughnessy'05, Secretary 

Nathalie E.Ames '85, 

Deana D. Boyages '88 

Tyler O. Collins '03 

David C.Corbett '91 

Daniel C.Cross '81 

John P. English '28 (Life Member) 

Putnam P. Flint '37, GP '99 (Life Member) 

Brendan M. Forrest '94 

Daniel J. Guyton '03 

Franklin E. Huntress '52 (Life Member) 

Jessica Z. Karlin '99 

Raymond Long '96 

Richard M. Lufkin '01 

James M. Morrissey '02 

Ted J. Nahil '68 

Paul B. Nardone '86 

Richard H. Pew '54 

Matthew T. Prunier'94 

Matthew H. Remis '92 

Chris Ruggiero'92 

Brian Rybicki '96 

Heidi Danielson Stevens '88 

Devin C. Sullivan '92 

Jacqueline M.Ward '04 

Alison L. Williams '89 

John M. Doggett P'04,'07,'08,'08 


2 Headmaster's Message 

3 Alumni Council Message 

Byfield & Beyond 

8 On Campus 

12 Summer Science 

18 Coming Home 

20 JBO's Essays in Verse 


22 Yankee Doodling 

28 In Memoriam 

32 Class Notes 

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Ex-Officio Members 

Catherine D. Burgess '91 
Peter Butler '62 
James C. Deveney'60 
Christen H. D'Orio '88 
John S. Mercer '64, P'95 


John M. Doggett Jr. P'04, '07, '08, '08 


Suzanne B. Hofmann 


Brenda Riddell 
Jaimie Knapp 
Cara Tracy-Wallem 
Graphic Details 

Director of Advancement 

Lori Correale 

Director of Alumni and 
Parent Relations 

Karen A. Schulte '83 
Peter M. Sherin '59 
Arthur H. Veasey, III '68 

Editorial Assistant 

Alysis R. Morrissey 


David Oxton, Brian 

Crowley, Linda 


Peter BidstrupP' 13 

Director of Annual Giving 

Mike Dean, Vaughr 


Ellen C.Oliver 

The Archon is published two times a year by The Governor's Academy, Byfield, Massachusetts 01922. Telephone: (978) 465-1763. Letters 
are welcome from alumni, alumnae, parents and friends of the Academy and are subject to editing for reasons of space availability. 



At the beginning of each academic year, I speak 
to new members of the faculty about the enterprise in which 
they are about to embark. Below are a few excerpts from 
those remarks: 

Unlike the business world where success and failure is 
determined by metrics, revenues, sales or other measurable 
indices, good teaching is much more difficult to quantify. 
While certainly helping a student understand and apply 
the Pythagorean theory, coaching a winning soccer game 
or become facile with Excel spreadsheets are tangible 
accomplishments, so much of the good that we do can't 
be quantified. The influence of teachers is not always 
immediately discernable and sometimes takes some time to 
manifest itself. If you stay in the profession long enough, you 
will undoubtedly have a moment at a reunion where a former 
student will approach you to thank you for something that 
you said or did years ago. In all likelihood, you will have no 
recollection of that moment. This is not a function of onset 
senility but rather the proof that our efforts in and out of the 
classroom have a huge residual impact on students. 

There is nothing nobler than caring for the young. 
We Americans believe in justice, opportunity, access and 
inclusion. Teachers are the vehicles to help young people 
understand the power of possibilities, they inculcate hope and 
they help to eliminate barriers. If teachers don't undertake 
these tasks who will? 

Teachers agree to share their lives and what they love with 
young people. In many ways, it becomes a classic fishbowl 
existence. Good teachers are comfortable with this. They take 
these leaps of faith because they believe their efforts can truly 
make a difference. Since we can't control events nor predict 
exactly how things will ultimately turn out for our students, 
we must be sustained and encouraged by hope and ample 
doses of faith. 

In a society where cultural tribalism increasingly 
divides us, schools are places where we should celebrate our 
differences and find our commonalities. Schools promote 
clear standards of behavior, codes of sportsmanship, fair 
play and civility and accountability often in sharp contrast 
to the prevailing customs and mores. Good schools focus 
on the future, economic sustainability and environmental 
stewardship and challenge the tenets of conspicuous 

Great schools celebrate kids. The Governor's Academy 
has the well-deserved reputation for creating a climate where 
students are "known." This starts with the faculty. We accept 
students for who they are and where they happen to be. The 
great Nigerian saying is eloquent on this point, "such as I am, 
I am a precious gift." 

Teaching is a profession about hope, promise and 
optimism. Ours is a profession that looks forward to what 
can be rather than what was. We deal with possibilities and 
promise. We deal with the future. 

And if the past is truly the prologue to the future, we 

are in extraordinarily good shape. This past weekend, 
David Abusamara completed his 39th season coaching the 
Governor's cross country team. He has become an icon in 
regional running circles. His teams won six New England 
Championships and seven ISL titles. More important was the 
enthusiasm and dedication he brought to the sport and the 
indelible impact he had on generations of runners. He was 
highly idiosyncratic and had unique training techniques, but 
he was entirely devoted to his runners both during their time 
at the Academy and beyond. This same committment was 
apparent in his high energy, passionate classroom persona. 
"Abu" is the latest link in the unbroken chain of extraordinary 
teachers like Sager, Navins, Sperry, Witherspoon and Mercer 
who have graced this campus. 

At the opposite end of the tenure scale is Mesay Melese, 
who is in his first year at the Academy. Mesay was one of 
five Ethiopians to be granted a scholarship to the United 
College of the Adriatic in Italy in 2004. He then won a Shelby 
Colum Davis Scholarship to Colby. He spent a semester at the 
London School of Economics before graduating with a major 
in mathematics and economics from Colby. This fall he can be 
seen teaching four sections of mathematics, patiently giving 
extra help to students during free periods, coaching the thirds 
soccer team and graciously opening his Perkins apartment to 
boys in his dorm. Mesay gives me confidence that this grand 
tradition will continue. fS 

Fall 2010 

A 1 1 1 m n i C c\\ i nn 


Greetings Fellow Alumni/Alumnae, 

My name is Dan Look, class of 1968, and the current 
president of the Alumni Council. As representatives of the 
greater Alumni Association est. 1822, I want to begin to 
connect with all of you. Clearly, we are at an exciting and 
engaging period for the Academy. This is a time to celebrate 
the Doggett legacy while planning for the arrival of Peter 
Quimby '85. Peter will be the first Academy graduate to return 
as Headmaster. We are approaching the 250th anniversary of 
the Academy - a truly remarkable moment for a school so 
entwined with the founding of our nation. The Academy is as 
strong as it has ever been and preparing for a bright future. 
Our students are hardworking and ambitious, embarking 
on their journey of self-discovery just as we did 10, 25, 50 
or more years ago. They carry the same hopes and dreams 
that we did. Having spent quite a bit of time on campus 
lately, it is humbling and immensely satisfying to witness this 
ongoing educational process. I am reminded of how much 
my experience at the Academy has shaped me. 

Alumni Council Executive 
Committee members Dan 
Look '68, Carrie Lyons Nissi 
77, Chris D'Orio '88 

At its core, the Academy 
remains true to its principles 
and mission. I had the 
opportunity to be in Byfield 
in early October and was 
greeted at breakfast by Dick 
Leavitt with a firm handshake 
and "welcome home." The 
Academy is the culmination of 
its heritage, mission, family and vision. A primary mission 
for this Alumni Council is to engage and represent the voice 
of the alumnae/alumni. We have a number of initiatives and 
projects that we are continuing to implement and will be 
looking to you for input and collaboration. Our collective 
input and support ensures that the Academy will remain 
strong in its ability to deliver a transformative experience to 
the youngsters who come to live and learn in Byfield. 

I would like to take a moment to introduce you to some 
of our initiatives and plans moving forward. I would stress, 
continually, the importance and value of your voice in this 
conversation. The heritage of the Academy is at its core the 
graduates, the teachers, staff and administration. It is all 
about the members of the family. I hope that you will take 
the opportunity to engage in the family conversation. 

Talent, Time & Treasure (T3) 

This initiative provides opportunities for alumni/ae to 
participate in and contribute to the Academy in any way 
they can, be that talent, time or treasure. Our Academy 
needs widespread volunteer support, professional expertise, 
intellectual capital, and financial support. We will create a 
developing list of opportunities for broad-based engagement. 
Young Alumni/ae 

This initiative connects recent graduates with social 
networking and resourcing events around the country. 
While all graduates will be welcome to these events, they are 
specifically designed to meet the needs of recent graduates to 
stay connected. 
Regional Alumni/ae Clubs 

This initiative creates regional groups of Academy 
graduates and leverages geographic proximity. These 
regional clubs host visits from the Headmaster and other 
administrative leadership, assists with the admission 
outreach effort and provides a social network of events and 
get-togethers for all age ranges. 

As I said at the outset, our primary mission is to engage 
and represent the voice of the alumni/ae. We can only 
do that effectively with your input. You will be receiving 
shortly a newsletter that will introduce you to The Alumni 
Council membership. We will also be providing you with 
opportunities to become more fully engaged. 

I look forward to hearing from you (please feel free to 
e-mail me at fpS 

Upcoming Events 
for Parents and 
Alumni/Alumnae 2011 

January 1 1 New York City Regional Reception 

February 18-19 Winter Parents Weekend 

April 15 
April 23 
May 4 
May 29 
June 10- 

Grandparents Day 

Spring Cardinal & White Day 

Boston Business Leaders Luncheon 


Reunion '1 1 

Fall 2010 



On October 4, 30 foursomes participated in the Second Annual Michael A. Moonves Fall Golf Classic held at 
the Wentworth By the Sea Golf Club in Rye, NH. All enjoyed a splendid, albeit windy day on the links. In all, 
well over $100,000 was raised to support the Michael A. Moonves Scholarship Fund. Special thanks to our 
title sponsor Paul McKeon TR, P'10/Bid2Win Software and all of our other sponsors and volunteers. If you 
would like to participate next fall, please contact Dionne Kelly at 

Left -"Blue Blazer" winners: George Scharfe 
TR, P'95, '95, '00, Jeff Wotten, Mike Delay, 
Babe Ceglarski 

Middle - Aaron Sells '96, TR; Dick Hrinak; 
Mike Moonves 

Bottom - Low gross winners: Paul 
Commito 72, Peter Franklin 72, Mike 
Moonves, Peter Conway 72, Jim Pierce 72, 
P'08, TR; Eric D'Ono, Dick Hrinak, Chris 
D'Ono '88, Brendt D'Orio '95 



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Top - Moon post golf 

Middle - Baba Davenport, Mike Moonves, Barbara 
Martin, Frank Martin 

On October 2 during Cardinal & White Day, 
family, classmates and friends gathered to 
celebrate Justin Marshall '99 who passed 
away in June. A member of the Alumni 
Council, Justin was an active and loyal 
alumnus. His parents, Fred and Mary, sister 
Jessica, and many classmates and friends 
turned out to honor Justin's memory by 
dedicating a granite bench located adjacent 
to the Sager Bowl. Comments by Rev. 
Franklin Huntress '52, and memories shared 
by Paul Morrissey '99, Jess Karlin '99, Peter 
Bragdon and Fred Marshall marked this day. 

Bottom- Frank Cieri P'09, '13 

Construction of the original Elm St. footbridge 
made possible by a gift from 

Mr. and Mrs. Josiah K. Lilly III 

Parents of Josiah K. Lilly IV 69 

and the Lilly Endowment 

October 1979 

Its transformation to a covered bridge 
made possible by a gift from 

Trustee Beverly and Stephen Giblin 

Parents of Erin '04 and Brendan '05 
October 2010 

Trustee Bev and Stephen Giblin P'04, 
'05 made a gift to transform the 
plain, concrete footbridge into a 
New England style covered bridge. 
The Academy celebrated the Giblins' 
generosity with a ribbon cutting 
ceremony in early October. 

The Academy hosted Volunteer Day 
on October 2, hosting Alumni Council 
members, Class Agents, Class Secretaries 
and Parent Volunteers. 


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The 2010 -2011 Governor's Academy 
Board of Trustees 

A leader of men 

Patrick Forrest '98, a Supporting Arms Liaison Team Leader 
for the 2nd Air Xaval Gun Fire Liaison Company, Cobra 
helicopter pilot and U.S. Marine, was recently deployed to 
Afghanistan where he wall lead of team of 19 young charges 
into combat. In his own words, the "mission of (his) SALT is to 
launch out into small 2-5 man teams, go out patrol and if and 
when necessary coordinate, deconflict, and control aAiation and 
artillery fire as well as aviation support as it relates to medivacs 
and re-supply." 

Prior to deployment, Forrest encouraged his men to return 
to those places that shaped their character. And in October, 
he embraced his own words and returned to The Governor's 
Academy to give a chapel speech to the campus community. 

"Take the time now to see how your environment here is 
shaping you," said Forrest to a group of more than 400 students, 
faculty and staff who packed Moseley Chapel to hear from one 
of their own. "'WTiat kind of legacy do you want to leave behind 
after you go, as well as, what exactly are you going to take with 
you? Take with you; what do I mean by that? The answer to 
that is exact!}' why I instructed the Marines to go back to where 

Friend Ted Probert, Patrick Forrest 
after Patrick's Chapel talk on Oct. 

they developed into men, to places where lessons in moralitv, 
integrity and courage were solidified. 

"What I mean by take something with you and the purpose 
of that is why I sent these men to their old stomping grounds. I 
feel it's imperative to at some point: 

"Go to the field where tired and hurt but your team held 
the goal line; go to the theater where you had to muster all of 
your wits to stand up and perform in front of strangers; go 
back to the place that you realized you had a true best friend; 
go back to the place where you, or if not you witnessed another 
human being stand up for someone or something that was more 
vulnerable, simply because it was the right thing." 

Of his journey back to Governor's, Forrest described it as 
"taking my own advice. I came back campus to make sure that 
before I deploy that my foundation with whom I am and where 
I come from is solid." 

Those of us who had the honor of hearing his speech can 
attest that Patrick Forrest's foundation is rock solid. 

To send letters of encouragement to Patrick and his men 
during their deployment, please use the following address: 
Captain Patrick Forrest, 32nd GLT Anglico Det, Unit 73909, 
FPOAF 09510. 

Artistic Abby 

Fans of The Governor student newspaper, which recently 
celebrated its 50th year on campus, may have noticed a new 
masthead introduced this fall term. The Old English font 
harkens back to an earlier time, with its pointed edges and 
elaborate curls. 

But what readers may not know is that the font was drawn 
entirely by hand by Abby Matses '1 1 from Boxford, MA. The 
senior was asked to create a new look for the front page and 
responded by creating the serif font, and an accompanying 
"G" icon that would change with each issue. Alumni and 
friends may read The Governor online by visiting: www., and linking to the "student life" 

Govs go greener 

The Governor's Academy, which recently won a Green 
Cup Challenge title for its sustainability efforts, installed a 33 
k\\' system of photovoltaic arrays on the rooftop of Alumni 
Gymanisum this summer, funded in part by a grant from 
the U.S. Government. The system, which includes a 4,760 ft. 
collection area that will generate more than 28,000 kW of power 
per year, is being built in partnership with GreenRridge Energy 
Consortium. The Academy is receiving more than $45,000 
in federal stimulus funds to finance the project. The project 
supports the Academy's commitment to energy conservation 
and sustainability, including a focus on embracing clean and 
renewable energy sources on its campus in Byfield. 

8 Fall 2010 

Ten questions with Felix Emiliano '1 1 

Last spring, Felix Emiliano '11 was selected as the new Academy president 
under a new electoral process that allowed both students and faculty to nomi- 
nate and choose a school leader. The Archon caught up with Felix this fall. 

Q: Why did you choose to attend The Governor's Academy? 

A: I chose to attend Governor's because when I first visited I got such a 
positive vibe from the campus. Not only did I find that people were 
friendly but I also found that I could imagine myself living in a place 
that's so community oriented. 

Q: If you were headmaster for a day, what changes would you make? 

A: If I were headmasterfor a day ... well, I wouldn't change a thing! Okay, 
I would change the fact that classes start at 7:45 a.m. and change the 
starting time to 8 a.m. Not only would it be a more convenient time 
but 15 minutes goes a long way in terms of sleep. Also, I would gladly 
give up 15 minutes of my lunch time to start school 15 minutes early 
because I personally believe that would make a difference in the long 

Q: You're a proctor in Farmhouse. What exactly does that entail? 

A: Being a proctor in Farmhouse is a dream come true for a person like me 
who wanted to be a proctor my freshman year. I had always looked up 
to my proctors my freshman year and I am glad I get to step into their 
shoes. Not only do I have to be on my best behavior but I also have to 
maintain the dorm morale and make sure things run smoothly. After 
all, I am the liaison between the kids in the dorm and the dorm parents 
and I want to make sure I manage this role correctly. I find this role very 
rewarding in terms of my self-fulfillment. 

Q: What is it like to be a Yankees fan in the middle of Red Sox nation? 

A: Actually, although many may believe I am a Yankee fan due to to count- 
less hats I have that have their logos, I truly do not follow the sport. I do 
get a lot of criticism but in the end it's all fun. Now, the fact that I am a 
Celtics fan does come in handy in those situations! 







What's the one trait you admire most in others? 

Perseverance. No matter how tough things may get, I truly admire those 
who work hard until the very end. Although I try to accomplish this 
same perseverance, it's not as easy as it may seem. 

What's the one trait you dislike most in yourself? 

Stubbornness. Although I try to be less stubborn and more open-mind- 
ed, I can tell that I can be very stubborn when it comes to some situa- 
tions. Over the years I have gotten better at controlling my stubborn- 
ness but I wish to improve even more in the future. 

You're from the Bronx, New York. What do you miss most about 
NYC when you're living in sleepy Byfield? 

I miss the busy lifestyle of New York City. At Govs it can be very quiet at 
times and although this is quite relaxing, I miss the way I could always 
find something to do in the city. Over the years I have come to appreci- 
ate both the busy atmosphere of the city and the quiet and relaxing 
ambiance of Byfield. 

Is your dorm room messy or neat? 

My mom would be glad to hear that my room is clean (90% of the 
time)! I have been raised to maintain a clean room and being here was 
a true test for how effectively my mom taught me. Fortunately I have 
been orderly and neat throughout my years here and I think that has 
contributed to many factors of my life here at Governor's. 

How would you like to be remembered by your Govs teachers 
and friends? 

I want to be remembered as the enthusiastic and optimistic person I try 
to be every day. I like being involved in the community as much as I can 
and I get to know many of the students and teachers. I truly hope they 
remember me as an involved, optimistic and caring person. 

Q: We hear you're a 
master ceramics pot- 
ter. How did you pick 
up this hobby and 
what things do you 
have planned for the 
Soup's On fundraiser 
in February? 

A: Had it not been for my 
IFA class freshman year 
and the ceramics teacher 
Mrs Okula, I would have 
never found my passion 
for ceramics. Ceramics 
has been a great stress 
reliever for me as well as 
a form of expression for 
me, and not to forget, a 
way in which I can give 
back to the community. 
The way I do that is by 
participating in Soup's On 
to raise money for a char- 
ity by my bowls and mugs. 
I truly appreciate the op- 
portunity I have to be able 
to use the ceramics studio 
here at Governor's and I am 
glad I found this hobby. 



This year, The Governor's Academy offers two great 
ways to shop for everyone on your list. Shop online for 
Adidas golf shirts, Champion sweats, vintage GDA 
gear and more. Or visit us in Byfield for the latest 
products from Under Armour, Nike, Vineyard Vines 
and more. We also have new Little Red Schoolhouse 
mirrors and captain's chairs. 

Shop online:, 
or call us anytime at: (978) 499-3203. Happy Holidays! 

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Find it all on the new website at 

10 Fall 2010 



A gift to The Governor's Academy Annual Fund is an investment in the Academy's past, present 
and future. Gifts to the Academy are as important today as they were nearly 250 years ago, when 
William Dummer bequeathed his farm to create a school in 1763. When we support the Academy 
through the Annual Fund, we support student financial aid, faculty compensation, the arts, athletics, 
community service and student leadership development. And every gift matters, every year. 

Please support the Annual Fund. Make a gift at 
For more information, please contact Ellen Oliver at (978) 499-3256. 

The Catalyst Summer Science 

ternship Program provides 

hands-on training for a trio 

f exceptional students. 

Fall 2010 13 

5 cation 

Katie Reilly '1 1 recalls the first time she stood 
alone in the venerable lab overlooking Avenue Louis Pasteur 
in the heart of the renowned Longwood Medical Area. Katie 
is not unlike many students at The Governor's Academy - 
bright, confident and excited to make a difference in the 

But this was Longwood, the epicenter of academic 
medicine in the United States, if not the world. Yet Katie 
shrugged off any apprehension she may have felt and 
quickly earned the trust of her supervisor at the Skin Disease 
Research Center at the Harvard Institute of Medicine, who 
encouraged her to conduct experiments on her own. She 
knew, like fellow Catalyst Summer Science Interns Ryan 
Kelly ' 1 1 and Ashley Blanks ' 1 1 would also come to know, 
that she belonged. 

"When I first started working independently on my own 
project, I was really worried that I would make a major 
mistake that would ruin the experiment and waste expensive 
samples," says Katie. "The experiments involved cells that 
had to be incubated in different proteins at specific time 
points, which made the experiments really complicated. 

"But the scientists who I worked with are truly incredible 
people. They are unbelievably brilliant and they are among 
the best and brightest in their fields. Still, they could 
not have been nicer. Everyone in the lab took the time to 
explain their work to me and I learned so much from the 
experiments that I observed. It was rewarding to learn about 
their groundbreaking work and the advancements it could 
lead to." 

The Catalyst Summer Science Internship Program 
is the brainchild of Headmaster Marty 
Doggett, who wanted to prepare students 
for careers in the burgeoning fields of 
science and medicine, as well as provide 
opportunities for students to gain real 
world, hands on experience. Judy Rokous, 
chair of the science department, provided 
administrative leadership and direction to 
the new program. 

"It was important to create an 
internship program that would expose 
our students to real scientific and medical 
research, and the practice of medicine," 
said Doggett. "This wasn't intended to 
be a program where our students would 
fetch coffee or sit back and observe. This 
is hands on learning at its best." 

The program also provided an 

opportunity to engage alumni in the 

fields of science and medicine to serve 

as mentors for the Governor's students. 

One of the first alumni to sign onto the 

project was Dr. Todd O'Brien '88, an 

orthopedic surgeon in private practice 

on the North Shore. O'Brien devotes the 

majority of his practice to reconstructive 

shoulder surgery and joint replacement 

surgeries, and is a member of the active 

staff of North Shore Medical Center 

and Beverly Hospital. Ryan Kelly spent 

Left: Ashley Blanks will 
attend Lehigh University and 
play soccer for the NCAA 
Division I Mountain Hawks. 
Also, Reilly is a varsity tennis 
player and editor of The 

time shadowing Dr. O'Brien 
throughout the summer, 
observing surgeries and creating 
a database of procedures and 
patient outcomes. Ryan, who 
hopes to pursue a career in the 
medical field, was amazed at the 
access, and respect, he was given 
from the onset of his internship. 

"The most exciting part 
of my internship was not the 
surgeries or the medical work 
- both of which were great - 
but it was when I first put on 
the scrubs and walked among 
the doctors and surgeons," said 
Ryan. "Following Dr. O'Brien, 
I didn't feel as though I was 
some outsider, sticking out at 
every turn. Instead, I blended 
in. I was still an observer, but 
people didn't just disregard 
me, they interacted. Many 
even mistook me for a medical 

For the beginning of his 
internship, Ryan studied 
the various procedures that 
Dr. O'Brien performed 
weekly. Ryan was shown 
X-rays of current patients to 
both discover the (usually) 
small abnormalities in the 
particular bone to determine 
the causes of each injury; 
and was given vast amounts 
of surgical records in order 
to compile them into an 
organized database of past 
surgeries. During surgeries, 
Ryan was shown how to 
remove damaged muscle 
tissue, and to contain and 
stop bleeding. Ryan was 
surprised by the number 
people that were in the 
operating room besides 
the head doctor and 
how comfortable they 
were explaining each 
procedures to Ryan, even 
during surgeries that 
were uncharacteristically 

"My first two surgeries 
were simple and nearly 

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bloodless - small incisions, seemingly miniscule equipment 
and a light attitude," said Ryan. "The third particular 
surgery was not so easy. It was a fracture on a patient's 
wrist which required the complete opening of the top half 
of the patient's lower arm. Now blood doesn't bother me, 
but the procedure showed me the reality of surgeries that 
look minor, such as surgery on the wrist, but really aren't." 

While Ryan was observing surgeries, classmate Ashley 
Blanks was conducting research on amyloids during 
her internship at The Alan and Sandra Gerry Amyloid 
Research Laboratory at Boston University Medical Center. 
Amyloid is a disease of proteins, resulting in the deposition 
of insoluble fibrillar proteins in the organs and tissues 
preventing them from functioning properly. 

Ashley's major project in the lab was to purify proteins 
from the urine of patients. This entailed running the 
urine through dialysis, Lopholizing (freeze drying) it, 
then running it through a machine which could extract 
individual proteins. The patient samples Ashley was 
working with all had AL (immunoglobulin-light chain- 
related) amyloid. Because of this fact, Ashley's goal was to 
purify the lambda light chain protein, which is a protein 
involved in AL amvloidosis. 

"I was able to work with some expensive equipment 
and real patient samples," said Ashley. "I remember being 
told to get blood samples out of the -80 degrees freezer 
and realizing that I was holding someone's blood. It was 
amazing to know that what I was doing was real, and that 
patients were relying on what was going on in the lab. 

"The most exciting aspect of the internship was 

How to Get Involved 

In addition to the Catalyst internships, the Academy also 
seeks opportunities for underclassmen to gain experience 
in science and medicine. This past summer, Imogene Rob- 
inson '13 and Joey Rokous '13 conducted environmental 
science research on Plum Island and the Great Atlantic Salt 
Marsh, exploring how resource run-off affects the fragile 

The Catalyst Summer Science Internships are available to 
rising seniors, and all interested students must write an 
essay explaining why they are interested in the program. 
In addition to the internships mentioned above, the Acad- 
emy has forged partnerships with a number of leading 
organizations throughout New England and is excited to 
branch out into other' areas of the country as well. 
Alumni interested in hosting interns should contact 
Marty Doggett at 

being surrounded by people who all shared a passion for 
what they were doing," Ashley continued. "I loved going 
to weekly research meetings and learning about new 
treatments and new breakthroughs on amyloid disease. 
Before this internship, I had never even seen the word 
'amyloid' and it's great to know that I have knowledge on 
such an interesting disease." 

Meanwhile, Katie Reilly was working in the 
aforementioned laboratory of Dr. Charles Dimitroff at 
the Harvard Institute of Medicine. The Dimitroff lab has 
focused its research on Galectin, a protein that binds to 
beta-galactoside carbohydrates. Galectin- 1 has the ability 
to inhibit the immune response by inducing apoptosis in 
T-cells and by regulating the cytokines that are secreted 
from T-cells. The lab has been studying the structure 
and function of Galectin- 1 in the hopes of learning more 
about it and possibly developing it to be used as an anti- 
flammatory therapeutic. 

During the summer, Katie analyzed the stability, 
binding efficacy and cell death inducing capability of each 
Galectin- 1 sample in order to determine which molecule 
would be best to use in future lab studies and as a possible 
anti-inflammatory therapeutic. Her experimental methods 
included western blotting, which was used to study stability, 
and flow cytometry, which was used to analyze binding 
activity and cell death induction. 

"When I first heard about the Catalyst program, I was 
excited about the prospect of witnessing and conducting 
real scientific research," said Katie. "I hoped to find out 
more about the scientific research field and whether it is 
something that I am interested in pursuing as a career. I 
saw it as an opportunity that offered first-hand experience 
unlike any other program I had heard of." 

Like her classmates, Ryan and Ashley, Katie developed 
a greater appreciation for science research and the people 
who are able to work in that field. And the mentors who 
worked with the trio during the summer gained respect for 
the young scientists. 

"Within her first week, Katie was quickly exposed to 
complex laboratory technology that is routinely used to 
study the biochemical and structural nature of proteins, or 
in her case, Galectin- 1," said Dr. Dimitroff. "She adapted 
surprisingly fast and was able to conceptually handle the 
intents of these analyses in addition to performing these 
laboratory techniques in an independent manner. She 
exceeded my expectations of a typical high school student." 

Dr. Lawreen Connors, Ph.D., director of the Gerry 
Amyloid Research Laboratory, praised Ashley Blanks and 
will welcome a Governor's student in the future. "Ashley 
was a delight to have in the lab this summer," said Connors. 
"I was VERY impressed with her maturity, work ethics and 

The experience for Dr. Todd O'Brien '88 was perhaps 
even more meaningful because of his existing ties to the 
Academy. "I have always tried to stay involved with The 

16 Fall 2010 

"This was a perfect opportunity for me to get involved. It let me 
have direct contact with a student; it allowed me to teach, as 
well as give back." 

Governor's Academy. This was a perfect opportunity for me to get Katie, Ryan and Ashley all intend to pursue careers in the 

involved. It let me have direct contact with a student; it allowed medical field and believe their internships provided excellent 

me to teach, as well as give back. opportunities to gauge their interests. Katie has thought about 

"Ryan did a great job this summer. He was enthusiastic and pursuing a career in medicine, possibly by becoming a physician, 

hard working. He took on tasks easily and adaptable to sometimes but also has a passion for writing, so her ideal degree and career 

complex clinical understanding. He did a great job," said 

would combine the two areas of study. Ryan 
hopes to attend Tufts University for pre- 
medicine and eventually accomplish his 
dream of specializing in either oncology 
or radiology. Ashley will attend Lehigh 
University, where she will play varsity 
soccer, and is undecided between medicine 
or research. 

Whatever they decide, Dr. O'Brien, 

who jumped the Mansion House wall 

two decades ago, knows they are well 

positioned for success. "I think these 

opportunities in life are invaluable," 

said O'Brien. "This program gives you a 

chance to work one-on-one with alumni 

working within the field. These contacts 

and experiences can be invaluable as you 

start to think about college and career 

choices. I would encourage all students 

to consider a program like this." fS 

Dr. Todd O'Brien '88 and Ryan 
Kelly '1 1 head into surgery. 

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By Katie Reilly '11 

Throughout the 247 year history of The Governors Academy, 

headmasters have held the responsibility of leading the school community, setting 

the tone for the year and setting an example for students and faculty members, alike. 

From the first headmaster, Samuel Moody, to the most recent, Marty Doggett, the 

Academy's headmasters have consistently maintained a central role in the school 

community. Next in line, Dr. Peter Quimby '85, will assume the role of headmaster 

on July 1,2011. 

Twenty-five years ago, when Quimby graduated from the Academy, many of the 

current campus buildings existed in different locations and the school was still known 

as Governor Dummer Academy. However, Quimby comments that what is most 

important about the school has not changed at all. "That's what's remarkable about this 

place," he said. 

He believes that the centrality of student/teacher relationships is one of the most 
important aspects of the school. "It's impossible to come on campus without getting 
the sense that students and faculty members love being here and love the school," said 
Quimby. The fact that he has chosen to return to his alma mater for what he describes as 
his dream job, proves that he loves the school, not only from a student standpoint, but 
also as a faculty member 

During his years at GDA, Quimby 's hobbies and interests were not unlike those of 
current students. He was active in various areas of the community and served as student 
body president. A varsity soccer and JV ice hockey athlete, he was also a leader on the 
yearbook committee and a member in the Thespian Society, which included involvement 

Peter, wife Laurie, daughter 
Katie (1 6) and son Timothy 
(13) look forward to 
returning to a campus 

in multiple plays and musicals. 

His best memories are from weekend activities, which 
then included "donkey basketball," a game of basketball in 
which players ride donkeys up and down the court to each 
basket. Quimby fondly remembers leaping over the wall 
after graduation and winning the Academy Prize, thinking 
how proud his father would be. 

As a student, his favorite class was Modern European 
History, a course taught by Bob Clagett. That history 
class, among others, helped him to develop an interest in 
government and law. He credits GDA for giving him his 
first role in student government and for challenging him 
to realize his potential. "It exposed me to possibilities for 
my own future that I never would have imagined," said 
Quimby of the effect the school had on him. "It gave me 
a sense of confidence and self-awareness that I just didn't 
have when I came here." 

Since high school, Quimby has pursued further learning 
opportunities, stretching educational boundaries as both a 
student and a teacher. 

"Education is the most powerful vehicle for social 
mobility," said Quimby, "For me, education has been the 
factor that made the most difference." 

Quimby received his bachelor's degree in government 
and Russian from Bowdoin College and earned a master's 
degree and a Ph. D. in political science from the University 
of Wisconsin-Madison. He worked at the University 
of Wisconsin-Madison, Yale University and Princeton 
University. At Yale, he served as Dean of a residential 
college, an experience that allowed him to build meaningful 
relationships with students. 

"It's the most rewarding thing I've ever done," said 
Quimby of shaping the intellectual and personal lives of 
his students. Quimby hopes to transfer that foundation of 
strong student/teacher relationships back to Governor's in 
his position as headmaster. 

He also hopes to further develop community-based 
initiatives, such as those he developed at Princeton and 

"It strikes me that independent schools are in an 
extraordinarily fortunate position," said Quimby, speaking 
about the ability the school has to effect change in 
outside communities. He hopes to continue to infuse the 
curriculum with a global studies approach, reinforcing the 
idea that anything members of the school community do 
ultimately affects the outside community. 

Quimby anticipates there being more opportunities to 
engage with the community in a variety of learning and 
service opportunities, a concept that builds off of the school 
motto, Non Sibi SedAliis (not for self, but for others). 

While a student, Quimby witnessed a transition of 

"Education is the most 
powerful vehicle for social 
mobility/' said Quimby, "For 
me, education has been the 
factor that made the most 

headmasters from lack Ragle to Peter Bragdon. Quimby 
developed a close friendship with Bragdon over the years, 
and, he says, Bragdon will serve as inspiration for him when 
he becomes headmaster next year. 

"In many ways, Peter and Dottie Bragdon are the role 
models for me and my wife," he said, noting the traditions 
they initiated on campus, such as that of opening up 
Mansion House to students on Saturday nights. 

Emphasizing the importance of the close-knit 
community, Quimby plans to uphold many of the same 
traditions in his roles as colleague, mentor and headmaster. 
He is looking forward to returning to Governor's in his new 
role and to introducing the school to his family. 

"My family and I are really thrilled to have the 
opportunity, for me to come back to Governor's and, for 
them to make Governor's their new home." W 

Fast Facts and Favorites: 

Book: The River Why, by David Duncan 

Currently reading: Cutting for Stone, 
by Abraham Verghese 

Movie: The Dead Poet's Society 

TV show: The West Wing 

GDA weekend activity: Going to Mansion House 

Dining hall food: Clam chowder and corn chowder 
on Fridays 

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My first experience with the muse 

of poetry was in 1963 while attempting to teach to 
juniors Benet's epic John Brown's Body. Though this 
is the greatest American poem, it's very long thus was 
very difficult for me and the boys to sustain interest 
in it. Because of my unreasoning persistence, at 
the end of the year I was sentenced to jog 15 laps 
around the huge oval table in Frost's seminar room. 
And I was given a hand-lettered Wilderness Stone 
that served as a paperweight for many years. The 
department soon abandoned John Brown but I 
retained a love of Benet's long narrative line and I 
use it a lot. 

Moreover I had the opportunity to hear poetry 
brilliantly recited extempore by Tom Mercer who 
might break into Shakespeare or Milton after dinner 
at faculty coffee in the Mansion House. Uncle Tom 
had Keats and Chaucer, too. 

Soon we assigned for summer reading the 
greatest poem in the Western world, The Odyssey. In 
teaching it, I concentrated on three great themes — 
love, death... and dogs which I've employed in a 
number of my poems. 

I began writing out of desperation, not 
inspiration (despite Calliope) after a week of rainy 
weather in our vacation home at Pleasant Point in 
Maine. Our four boys and Maude, the basset hound, 
had cabin fever and were driving me and Dorothy 
crazy so I organized a poetry-writing project. We'd 
go out in the wind and rain and look for things 
to write about. As my students know, I believe in 
teaching by precept and example so 1 composed a 
few faux haikus as models. Here's one titled Quahog 
(Jam: To defy the boiling pot/or baking pit/lie lazy 
in your bed of mud/ and spit. All four boys chose 
to write about the dog, illustrating the first rule of 
poetry — talk about what you know. 

I write to clarify what I think and feel (usually 
about some kind of incongruity) and try to convey 
it in a succinct and rhythmic manner. 

In 2006, for a course on Robinson Crusoe I read a 
biography of Daniel Defoe and found that he began 
his literary career as a political pamphleteer and poet. 
Defoe made his poems vehicles of knowledge rather 
than ones of conventional beauty, and termed many 
of them "verse essays" with developed hypotheses. 
"Holy cow," I said to myself: "All these years Vve 
been writing essays in verse and didn't even know 
it!" Here's an example from those GDA days: 

At the School Bus Stop (for son Jeff) 

We waited at the school bus stop 
parents and little brothers, on that first 
September Tuesday after Labor Day. 

First Grade: the world lay there before 
him — new friends, surely. Inevitably, 
an enemy or two. Triumphs, defeats. 

Most disconcerting — the certainty of 
influences beyond those of the family. 

What apprehension we parents feel 
when we send, or take by the hand 
(the last time we'll hold it in just that 
way) a child to the first day of school. 

So it was with very mixed emotions 
that we watched our son step high 
into the black and yellow school bus 
and slowly disappear into the future. 

Significantly, the stop was at the Milestone. 


In 2003, 1 was urged by a former student to publish before 
the grim reaper gets me, so in 2004 Dorothy and I established 
the Shrdlu Press and brought out the first of three volumes, 
Bookcase Quilt Poems. The title refers to a quilt Dorothy 
made for son Steve of The Governor's Academy faculty and 
is displayed in his apartment in Pierce. From volume two, 
Into the Future: Essays in Verse here's a poem that may have 
some meaning to those old boys who studied with Ben Stone. 
(Buster Navins didn't teach, I believe, beyond Latin II): 

Rereading Cicero (for Steve) 

I loved De Amicitia, hated Senectute; 
never thought I'd live to reconsider it. 

However, now I see one pleasure 
of growing old is the rereading of 
works of many authors to which we 
were early introduced, even against 
our youthful will, by school teachers. 

To the warmth of recall are added 
perceptions gained by experience, 
each one dependent on the former, 
slowly increasing in significance, 
lives lived in succeeding chapters. 

Perhaps not quite so coherent, but 
in fragments of narrative scenes. 

What life is any more sentimental 
melodramatic and ironic (if not to 
say mock-heroic) than our own? 

Cicero had written: "Now the fruit 
of old age — as I have often said — 
is memory of abundant blessings 
previously acquired." And, so be it. 

In old age I take the greatest pleasure 
in leisurely, reflective exercise of mind. 
How could we know this at seventeen? 

Finally, one of recent composition about a man who 
knew boys, sport, and poetry: 

Love of the Game 

My English-teacher-colleague and un-appointed mentor 
A. Macdonald Murphy, A. B., Harvard College, 
used to say that the ice hockey players he coached 
were not among the brightest of his students. 

Else why would they practice and play on pond ice 
or frozen, flooded meadow during weather in which 
some days wind chill could drop way down to zero? 

"For that," said Mac, "I love them best." 

From my first days teaching in South Byfield, it's always 
been the love of well-crafted words embodied in the Muse 
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Abissinia, was translated — according to Master Moody's student 
Nathaniel Perley — into "elegant Latin" during the 1780s. 

The academy's three volumes of J.B. Gent's Political Disquisitions 
(1775) are neatly inscribed with the following by their donor: "The 
gift of the Hon,ble Richard Derby Esq. to Dummer School". 

True Religion Delineated, by Joseph Bellamy and published in Boston 
in 1 750, is one of several books that are noted to have been used by 
Moses Hale, a student under Moody who went on to graduate from 
Harvard and to be ordained as a minister in Boxford, MA. 

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The students of Dummer Academy's 

first headmaster, Samuel Moody, were future jurists, soldiers, 
diplomats, businessmen, educators, and clergymen who 
had remarkable and influential careers, but as boys, they 
were often something else — doodlers. The proof resides in 
the academy's collection of antique books: behind hand- 
stitched leather covers hide the poems, remembrances, and 
self-portraits penned by these boys in the 18 th century. 

Thirty-one of the more than 300 antique books housed 
in The Governor's Academy Archives can be tied to Master 
Moody's tenure by the artistic handiwork of his students 
(sidebar). While it may have been a privilege to study at this 
pre-Revolutionary War boarding school under the Harvard- 
educated Moody, students' typical age — 7 to 14 years old — 
ensured that sometimes, boys would be boys. Doodling is a 
universal pastime, and the rigors of mastering Latin, Greek, 
scripture, mathematics, and natural sciences at such a tender 
age may have necessitated momentary artistic diversions. 
But for certain, the doodles' creators have left an indelible 
mark on the academy, both literally and figuratively. 

Students' entries on the cover pages of their texts typically 
included handwritten names, dates, and the moniker, 
"Dummer 's School," but were often supplemented by more 
intimate musings and sketches. For instance, tucked in the 
1762 publication, The General Gazetteer: Or, Compendius 
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Salem, Massachusetts, and Samuel Moody (nephew of the 
headmaster) of Newbury, Massachusetts, one can see the 
sketches of two male figures, one much more detailed than 
the other, and labeled with the name "John Stoddard." 

John Wanton Stoddard of Newport, Rhode Island, likely 
grandson of 18 th century Rhode Island Governor John 
Wanton, was a student of Headmaster Moody. Was Stoddard 
also onetime user of The General Gazetteer and is the sketch 
a self-portrait, or perhaps the sketch is a caricature of young 
Stoddard by his friends Williams and Moody? Perhaps 
ironically, the subject matter of this text — descriptions of 
the "empires, kingdoms, states, republics, provinces, cities, 
chief towns, forts, fortresses, castles, citadels, seas, harbours, 
bays, rivers, lakes, mountains, capes, and promontories in 
the known world; together with the government, policy, 
customs, manners, and religion of the inhabitants" — was 
not enough to keep Dummer boys singularly focused! 

William Williams was a particularly prolific doodler. 
In the academy's 1733 edition of Ovid's Metamorphoses, 
young Williams penned the following: "When this you see, 
remember me and how many distant miles from The — 
William Williams of Salem 1784." But Williams was not 
the only one to put pen to Metamorphoses; handwritten 
notation in the academy's 1 767 edition reveals the book to be 
once owned by the family of second Rhode Island Governor 
William Greene. William Greene likely passed this book 
on to his son, Ray Greene, for use at Dummer Academy. A 
student of Master Moody, Ray Greene went on to graduate 
from Yale College in 1784 and enjoyed a successful legal 
career as a U.S. Senator from Warwick, Rhode Island, and a 
U.S. Circuit Court judge. 

Scrawled inside The History of Rasselas, Prince of 
Ahissinia, a novella about happiness authored by Samuel 
Johnson (1770), is the following inscription: "Nath'el Perley 
began to translate this book into elegant Latin 26 th June 1 787. 
Silas Stickney began to translate this book June 26 th 1787." 
Silas Stickney hailed from Byfield, Massachusetts, while 
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than 300 antique books, many of which can 
be tied directly to use during the tenure of first 
Headmaster, Samuel Moody. 

One of the academy's oldest books in its 
collection — a 1685 edition of Mathew Poole's 
English Annotations on the Holy Bible — was 
purchased during the 18 th century by Dummer 
Academy student William Little. 

Some students of first Headmaster Samuel 
Moody were prolific doodlers, including William 
Williams of Salem, MA, whose signature 
and poetry graces the pages of many of the 
academy's oldest books. 

The notation in Charles Chauncy's 1784 
Benevolence of the Deity indicates the 
academy's copy belonged to Headmaster 
Moody himself and was perhaps a gift; Charles 
Chauncy was Senior Pastor of the First Church 
of Christ in Boston, but also one of the first 
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A peek at the books used at 1 8 th 
century Dummer Academy reveals a 
multidisciplinary curriculum, heavy on 
the study of the Classics and religious 
philosophy during the tenure of first 
Headmaster Samuel Moody 

Contemplations Moral and Devine 
by Sir Matthew Hale, published by 
William Shrowsberry, London, 1705 

An Introduction to the Classics by 
Anthony Blackwall, published in 
London, 1718 

A Com pleat Method of Studying 
Divinity by Du Pin, 
published in London, 1720 

Metamorphoses by Ovid, published 
in London, 1733, 1751, and 1767 

Reflexions Upon Ridicule; Or, What 
It Is That Makes a Man Ridiculous; 
and the Means to Avoid It, published 
by D. Midwinter, W. Innys, and R. 
Manby, London, 1739 

Practical Grammar of Latin, printed 
for John Noon, London, 1742 

History of Greece by William Perry, 
published in London, 1743 

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The Young Mathematician's Guide 
by John Werd, published in London, 

Old & New Testament Connections 
by Humphrey Prideaux, published in 
London, 1749 

The Ancient History of the Egyptians: 
Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, 
Medes and Persians, Macedonians, 
and Grecians by Rollin, published in 
London, 1749 

True Religion Delineated by Joseph 
Bellamy, published in Boston, 1750 

A Defence of the Divine Right 
of Infant Baptism by Peter Clark, 
published in Boston, 1752 

The World by Adam Fitz-Adam, 
published in 1756 

Pope's Works by Alexander Pope, 
published in London, 1760 

The Compliant: Or, Night Thoughts 
on Life, Death, and Immortality, 
published by A. Millar, London, 1760 

The General Gazetteer by R. Brookes, 
published in London, 1762 

The Preceptor, published by R & J 
Dodsley in London, 1763 

A New Geographical and Historical 
Grammar by Mr. Salmon, published 
in London, 1764 

Dictionary of Arts and Sciences by 
William Smith, published by W. 
Owen, London, 1764 

Spectacle de la Nature: Or, Nature 
Display'd by Mr. Humphreys, 
published by L. Davis, London, 1766 

Sermons to Young Women by James 
Fordyce, published in Boston, 1767 

Iliad of Homer by Homer, published 
by Rivington, London, 1768 

Dictionary of English Tongue, 
published in 1770 

History of Charles the 5 th by William 
Robertson, published in Philadelphia, 

History of England by Nobleman, 
published in London, 1770 

The History of Rasselas, Prince of 
Abissinia by Samuel Johnson, 1770 

System of Philosophy by B. Martin, 
published in London, 1771 

Political Disquisitions by J.B. Gent, 
published by Edward and Charles 
Dilly, London, 1775 

The Orator by William Perry, 
published in Edinburgh, 1777 

Benevolence of the Deity by Charles 
Chauncey, published by Powers & 
Willis, Boston, 1784 

The Conquest of Canaan by 
Timothy Dwight, published in 
Hartford, CT, 1 785 

For more information about 
the antique books collection 
at The Governor's Academy, 
or to assist in preservation efforts, 
please contact Laurie DiModica, 
Manager of the Archives, at 
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Yankee Doodling 

The academy's 1768 edition of Homer's Greek text, Iliad 
of Homer, was used by Moody student Andrew Greenwood 
of Salem, Massachusetts ("Andrew Greenwood began this 
book November 25, 1782"), who likewise came to hold 
the position of member of the Massachusetts House of 

The signature of Moses Little, dated 1784, can be seen 
in the academy's copy of Salmon's A New Geographical and 
Historical Grammar (1 764). A student of Moody's, this Moses 
Little was the descendant of early Newbury settler George 
Little and namesake of Colonel Moses Little. (Colonel Little, 
an influential surveyor with considerable land holdings in 
Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and what is today 
Maine's Androscoggin County, was famous for leadership in 
the Revolutionary War Battles of Lexington and Concord, 
and Bunker Hill, as well as his involvement in the New York 
Campaign and the battles of Trenton and Princeton.) Moses 
Little, the son, became a prominent Massachusetts lawyer 
after graduation from Harvard College in 1787. 

Multiple books donated to the academy in 1953 by G.R. 
Hale are inscribed with "Moses Hale's Book." Many of the 
books likely belonged originally to Moses Hale, Sr. (b. 1715, 
d. 1779), a graduate of Harvard University, preacher in 
Rowley from 1745 to 1750, and ordained pastor of the First 
Church in West Newbury in 1751. However, sons of Moses 
Hale, Sr. — the Reverend Moses Hale and Joseph Hale, whose 
signature appears in some of the books — were students of 
Master Moody and likely used the books during 
their time at the academy. The Reverend Moses 
Hale graduated from Harvard in 1771 and 
went on to be ordained as minister in Boxford, 
Massachusetts in 1774. 

The first volume of The Old & New 
Testament Connections is inscribed with the 
surname Mottey and "Dummer School's 
March 5 th Domini 1778." Joseph Mottey, of 
Salem, Massachusetts, a student of Master 

Moody, went on to become the Reverend Joseph Mottey 
of the First Religious Society in Lynnfield (MA) after 
graduation from Dartmouth College and stints in academia 
at both Phillips (Andover) and Dummer Academies. (He 
was the first assistant of Phillips Academy's first preceptor, 
the Reverend Eliphalet Pearson, also a Dummer Academy 
graduate). A prolific writer, Mottey wrote an estimated 
2,000 to 3,000 sermons. 

Dummer Academy graduate Benjamin Hasey, whose 
signature graces the cover page of William Perry's 1743 text, 
History of Greece, was the first lawyer to settle and practice 
in the town of Topsham, Maine, at a time when there were 
reportedly only 17 lawyers in the state. Hasey also became a 
Trustee of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. 

The Preceptor, a multi-subject book discussing reading, 
writing, geometry, architecture, geography, chronology, 
and history, holds the following inscription: "This book 
is the property of Dummer Academy given during the 
preceptorship of Samuel Moody Esq., the first preceptor in 
this academy." It also provides the following inspirational 
notation: "This book is recommended to be read by all 
young men who come to this academy in the pursuit of 
knowledge, by their humble servant." 

Just as The Governor's Academy has endured nearly 250 
years, so have the youthful traces of Dummer Academy boys 
who became so instrumental to the growth of their nation. \ 

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Eighteenth century Dummer Academy 
student Andrew Greenwood of Salem, 
MA, sketched his name into the academy's 
1768 edition of The Iliad of Homer 
before going on to serve in the early 
Massachusetts House of Representatives. 

The academy's 1733 edition of Ovid's 
Metamorphoses includes handwritten 
notes from several students of first 
Headmaster Samuel Moody, including 
William Williams of Salem, MA, who 
penned the following note in 1 784: 
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Marshall B. Clinard '28 

Marshall Barron Clinard died at St. 
Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe, N.M. on May 
30, 2010. He was 98. 

Born in Boston, Mass. on November 12, 
191 1, he was educated at Governor Dummer 
Academy, Stanford University (BA '32, MA 
'34), and the University of Chicago (Ph.D. '41, 
Sociology). Between 1941-1945 he worked as 
Chief Criminal Statistician for the US Census 
Bureau and in the enforcement department 
of the Office of Price Administration. He 
taught at the University of Iowa, Vanderbilt 
University, and for 34 years at the University 
of 'Wisconsin/Madison. In 1957 he published 
Sociology of Deviant Behavior, a major text 
book still widely used. He wrote 11 books 
and over 40 articles. Marshall is survived by 
his second wife, Arlen Runzler Westbrook of 
Santa Fe and Delmar, N.Y.; two children, four 
grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. 
A son, LauTence Clinard, preceded him in 

Richard Rush Brown '38 

Richard Rush Brown of Sioux Falls, S.D., 
died on Tuesday, February 23, 2010, at Dow 
Rummel Village. He was 90. 

Born August 13, 1919, in Sioux Falls, 
Brown attended Sioux Falls Public Schools, 
Governor Dummer Academy in Byfield, 
Massachusetts, and Northwestern University, 
Evanston, Illinois. He served the military in 
1942 as a Flight Instructor in the Eastern 
Training Command at Lakeland, Fla., 
instructing Royal Air Force and US. Air 
Corp Cadets. In 1944 he transferred to the 
.Air Transport Command delivering combat 
aircraft and personnel to the Mediterranean 
and European war theaters. Brown was 
President of the Brown Drug Company 
in Sioux Falls. He was a member of the 
National Wholesale Druggist Association, 
the Mississippi Valley Wholesale Druggists, 
the Sioux Falls Rotary club, Director of 
the First National Bank in Sioux Falls, the 
Calvary Episcopal Cathedral and held a 
Commercial Pilot's license. Grateful for 
having shared his life are his wife Betty; a 
sister; four daughters, three grandchildren, 
and two great-grandchildren. 

Franklin T. Richardson '39 

Franklin "Skeet" T. Richardson, died 
August 13,2010. He was 90. 

Born in Cambridge, Mass., he lived in 

Wilbraham, Mass. and Brevard County. He 
was a Veteran of the US Navy, proudly serving 
in WWII. Richardson was a retired Industrial 
Engineer with American Optical Co. He 
was a member of the Presbyterian Church 
of the Good Shepherd. Richardson was also 
a former Member of Town of Wilbraham 
Planning Board and a Past Commodore of 
the Conomo Point Yacht Club. Richardson is 
survived by his sister, his daughter, his son, 
two grandchildren, and one great-grandson. 

Locke Ellis '40 

Locke Ellis of Geneva, Fla. died at his 
home on June 12, 2010. He was 89. 

Born in Buffalo, N.Y. on July 10, 1920, 
he lived in Florida. Ellis volunteered for the 
Marines and served in WWII in the United 
States and South Pacific, fighting at Okinawa. 
He also served in China. Ellis worked 
as a tool and die maker at Bell Aircraft 
Corporation in Buffalo as an aerospace 
engineer. He helped design and build the 
first Navy nuclear reactors eventually used in 
submarines. He was also a Senior Engineer 
at Martin Marietta Corporation in Orlando, 
Fla. where he designed circuit board dies 
used in the B-l bomber. He contributed to 
the Galileo exploration satellite and TDRSS 
shuttle antennas which are still in use today. 
Ellis is survived by his son, daughter, and a 

Theodore Pierce Munro '40 

Theodore Pierce Munro of Marion, MA, 
died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. He was 89. 

Born in Providence, R.I., he lived in 
Marion for many years. Mr. Munro graduated 
from Governor Dummer Academy in 
Byfield, Mass. and Dartmouth College. He 
was a World War II Marine Corps veteran 
serving as a Second Class Quartermaster 
aboard a PT boat in the Philippines. Mr. 
Munro owned and operated Munro Wool, 
Inc. in Boston for many years. He was a life 
member of the Kittansett Club, a member 
and past president of the Boston Wool Trade 
Association, the Francis Ouimet Society and 
the First Congregational Church in Marion. 
He served as a treasurer for the Boston Boys 
and Girls Club. He enjoyed golfing. He is 
survived by his wife of 53 years, Marjorie C. 
(Chace) Munro; two sons, a brother, and a 
sister. His daughter, Cynthia C. Beach died in 
2004. His burial service was private. 

William Hill '42 

Dr. William Edward Hill Jr., died at his 
home at the Highlands on June 4. 

He was born on Oct. 28, 1923, in 
Waterbury, Conn. He served in the 45th 
Infantry during World War II. Hill graduated 
from Bowdoin College in 1946 and 
Temple University School of Medicine in 
Philadelphia in 1952. He established his own 
medical practice, which he maintained for 36 
years. After retiring in 1988, he and his wife 
Mary enjoyed spending time at the family 
cottage at Popham Beach, where he fulfilled 
a lifelong dream of owning a Downeast 
lobster boat-style cruiser. Both he and his 
wife spent many hours volunteering at Mid 
Coast Hospital and the Maine Maritime 
Museum. He was a board member of the 
Friends of Seguin, Popham Boat Owners 
Association, and the Popham Chapel. He is 
survived by three daughters, a brother, five 
grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and 
several nieces and nephews. 

Thomas Akin '43 

Thomas Akin of Hampton, N.H., died 
Monday, June 14, 2010, at his home. He was 

Born on Feb. 17, 1925, in Alton, 111., he 
was raised in Alton and lived in St. Louis and 
Seacoast, N.H. Akin attended local schools 
and graduated from Governor's Academy 
in Byfield, Mass. He also attended Harvard 
University. A veteran of World War II, Akin 
served with the U.S. Army. He was employed 
as an engineer in the plastic industry for 
many years retiring from ITT Blackburn of 
St. Louis, Mo. He was a former member of 
the First Congregational Church in Clayton, 
Mo., a member of Abenaqui Country Club 
and was a frequent contributor of letters 
to local editorial pages. He is survived 
by his wife, Barbara (Sweikert) Akin of 
Hampton; eight children, his brother, seven 
grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. 

David Holmes Mason '43 

David Holmes Mason of Barrington, R.I. 
died Friday April 2, 2010. He was 85. 

Born in NewYork City on Januarys, 1925, 
Mason lived in Chelmsford and Barrington, 
R.I. He attended Chelmsford High School 
and Governor Dummer Academy, and was 
a graduate of Brown University in the class 
of 1949. He served in the United States Navy 
during WWII, and was honorably discharged 

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in April of 1946. Mason was the Vice President 
of the Central Savings Bank in Lowell; earlier in 
his career he was Treasurer of his family's North 
Chelmsford business, the Wm. P. Proctor Lumber 
Co. He was a former longtime active member 
of All Saints Episcopal Church in Chelmsford, 
where he had served on the Vestry for 32 years, 
17 of those as Treasurer. He was an avid golfer, a 
member of Vesper Country Club in Tyngsboro, 
Massachusetts, for over 50 years, and served as 
its president in 1994. He was a Trustee of Lowell 
General Hospital, and a board member of the 
Battles Home. Mason is survived by his two sons, 
two grandchildren, and several nephews. 

Leonard N. Plavin '44 

Leonard N. Plavin of Auburn, ME, died at 
the Hospice House on Thursday, April 15. 

Plavin was born in Lewiston, ME. He 
graduated from Governor Dummer Academy, 
and attended the University of Maine at 
Orono, majoring in Economics. He threw the 
hammer for the track team, played football, and 
graduated with a B.A. in 1948. Plavin worked 
for New England Furniture Company and 
ran the company with his brother for 40 years 
Plavin had a lifelong passion for architecture, 
skiing, golf and photography. He was a vibrant 
member of the Bates College community, active 
in the University of Maine Alumni Council and 
Executive Committee, served as President of the 
Lewiston Auburn Jewish Federation, sat on the 
Board of Directors for the City of Lewiston Arts 
Commission, LA Arts, and Holocaust Human 
Rights of Maine. He was a member of the 
Board at the University of Maine Farmington, 
a member of the Dance Panel for National 
Endowment of the Arts and served on the 
committee for a Medical School for Maine. He 
is survived by his wife, Marcy; his brother, sister, 
three children, and five grandsons. 

Edgar Seymour Catlin, Jr. '45 

Edgar S. Catlin Jr. died May 14, 2010 at his 
home. He was 82. 

Born in Portland on June 28, 1927, Catlin 
graduated from Governor Dummer Academy 
in 1945, Maine Maritime Academy in 1947 
and Bowdoin College in 1950. He served as a 
Lt./gunnery officer on board the U.S.S. Hollis 
during the Korean Conflict. Catlin was employed 
by Central Maine Power Company and the 
Portland Press Herald. He was Superintendent 
of the pulp mill for Pejepscot Paper Company. 
An avid philatelist in the 1960s, he owned and 
operated Visa-Tray, a stamp collection company. 
As President of Abel Realty Co., he purchased the 

Dodge David Morgan '50 

Dodge Morgan, who became the first American to sail solo 
around the globe without stopping — and did it in record time 
— died of complications from cancer in September. A former 
president of the board of trustees of Governor Dummer Acad- 
emy from 1993-1996, and board member from 1984-1999, 
Morgan was 78. 

Morgan turned his small marine radar company into the success- 
ful Whistler brand of detectors before sailing around the world. 
He set a world record in 1986 when he completed the solo sail in his 60-foot American 
Promise in 150 days, 1 hour and 6 minutes, beating British sailor Chay Blyth, who took 
292 days to accomplish the same feat in 1 971 . 

Peter Bragdon, who served as headmaster while Morgan was president of the trustees, 
described him as a "wild and wonderful guy." 

"He could not stand the nay-sayers. He could not stand the people who resisted change, 
who never made mistakes because they never did anything," said Bragdon. "He celebrat- 
ed the 'yay-sayers' who took the risk, who dared to be great, who made things happen." 

Before inspiring a new generation of sailors, Morgan drew his own sailing inspiration as 
a boy working at his uncle's boat yard. The Maiden, MA native later became part of the 
sailing scene in Marblehead, where Hood remembered him as both a free spirit and a 
driven sailor. 

As a buinessman, he built a small company that started in a two-car garage with a hand- 
ful of employees into what became Controlonics, a radar detector company. The Massa- 
chusetts-based company's name was later changed to Whistler, named for the whistling 
sound made by its earlier marine radar systems. 

Morgan eventually brought his love of sailing to Maine, where he lived in Cape Elizabeth 
and then on Snow Island in Harpswell, where he spent his later years. 

Morgan, who held a journalism degree from Boston University, bought the influential 
alternative weekly newspaper the Maine Times in 1985. He also owned the Casco Bay 
Weekly. He is survived by his two children - Hoyt Morgan of New York City and Kimberly 
Morgan of San Diego - and his fiancee, Mary Beth Teas. 

Frances R. Navins 

Frances R. Navins of Westborough, formerly of South Byfield, 
died on April 9, 2010 in her 91st year. She was the wife of the 
late Howard J. "Buster" Navins, faculty emeritus of Governor 
Dummer Academy; they were married for 64 years. Fran was 
born in New London, CT and graduated from Connecticut 
College in 1940. Fran moved on from Connecticut College 
to teach French at New London Junior College after having 
achieved the distinction of being the highest successful can- 
didate in Connecticut for the state certificate in the teaching 
of French. Fran and Buster were married in June, 1943 and 

took up residence in South Byfield where Buster was a member of the faculty of GDA. 
While fulfilling her duties as a faculty wife, Fran also devoted herself to raising two sons 
and countless hours to her community, serving as President of the League of Women 
Voters and as a member of the Triton Regional School Planning Committee. An avid 
gardener and reader, she was a long-time member of the Newburyport Garden Club and 
Study Class. Recognizing Fran's love of books and her level of commitment to Governor 
Dummer, former Headmaster Valleau Wilkie Jr., during his tenure, appointed Fran as the 
Academy's librarian, a post she held for many years and in which she thrived. Following 
their retirement from the Academy, Fran and Buster traveled extensively and conducted 
effective speaking seminars for executives across the country on behalf of Arthur Sager 
Associates. She is survived by two sons, Richard R. and his wife, Mary Patricia, of Welles- 
ley, and Peter L. and his wife, Mary Colt, of Wayland; five grandchildren, Matthew R. and 
his wife, Jamie, of Salem, David M. and his wife, Katharine, of Marblehead, John E., C.J. 
and C. Lee, all of Boston; and a great-granddaughter, Lily Garrett Navins, of Salem. 

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Brunswick train station property and developed 
one of Brunswick's first shopping centers. He 
was a former member of the Brunswick Zoning 
Board. He was a member of American Legion 
Post 202 in Topsham. Tim was a devoted single 
parent to his five children and adored his five 
grandchildren. He is survived by two daughters, 
three sons, and six grandchildren. 

John S. Gillies '45 

John S. Gillies, Jr. of Rockport, Mass. died on 
Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010 at the Seacoast Nursing & 
Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester. He was 83. 

Born in Boston, on May 8, 1927, John 
(Jack) lived in N.J., Conn., Andover, Westford 
and Rockport. He graduated from Governor 
Dummer Academy in Byfield in 1945. He 
enlisted with the U.S. Navy for a year before 
continuing his studies and graduating from 
Amherst College in 1950. Gillies worked for the 
Aerospace Industry as a contract administrator 
for many years. He traveled the world with his 
wife, seeing China, Russia, Europe, to name a 
few, and hitting all of the United States except 
Alaska and Hawaii. Classical and jazz music 
were his interests, but the Big Band sound was 
his favorite. When he was in high school he was 
in a band and w r as an exceptional saxophone 
player, which carried into his college years 
as well. He loved to build and design things. 
Gillies is survived by three daughters, a son, four 
grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, 
and many step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews 
and cousins. 

Jay Chamberlin Curtis '47 

Jay Chamberlin Curtis of Winfield, 111. died 
on August 26, 2010. He was 82. 

Born in New York City on June 30, 1928, 
he lived in Hingham, Mass and the Midwest. 
He attended Derby Academy in Hingham, 
The Governor's Academy in South Byfield and 
Hobart College. Curtis was drafted into the US 
Army during the Korean War and was deployed 
to Salzburg, Austria for 2 years. Curtis worked 
for the Robert Gair Company in Buffalo, 
N.Y., The Newark Group in the Midwest, 
and became Vice President and General 
Manager of Book Covers, Inc. in Chicago. 
During Jay's retirement he and his wife Kaila 
traveled extensively. He enjoyed photography, 
skiing and learned how to scuba dive. Curtis 
also served on the Board of Directors for the 
Winfield Square Homeowners Association. He 
was the beloved husband of Kaila; father of 
four; stepfather of four; devoted grandfather 
and stepgrandfather of 1 7; and friend to many 

Plato H. Kangis '47 

Plato Harry Kangis died in October at the 
Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center. He was 80. 

He spent many years as an executive of 
National Footwear Corp in Epping, N.H. 
He subsequently started other leather goods 
businesses and became a highly regarded leather 
artisan. Along with Gwenette Ische Kangis, his 
wife of 30 years, surviving family include his 
son Christopher Kangis and wife Jenny, and 
grandchildren Alexandra and Christopher of 
Hopedale, Mass., his sister Connie Georgaklis of 
Brookline, Mass., and six nieces and nephews. 

David Ellsworth '48 

David H. Ellsworth of Osterville, Mass. died 
at his home on August 8, 2010. 

Ellsworth was born on June 25, 1930 in 
Worcester, Mass. He graduated from The 
Governor's Academy in 1948 and from the 
University of Virginia in 1952. He served as a 
First Lt/Commanding Officer in the US Army 
at Camp Chaffee, Ark. Ellsworth worked at the 
Malcolm Grant Insurance Agency and later 
became owner of Classic Car Corporation, the 
Mercedes Benz dealership in Worcester. As a 
professional actor, Ellsworth appeared regularly 
on All My Children and As the World Turns. 
He was also well known as the voice of Captain 
Waverly Underhill on the Cape Cod Radio 
Mystery Theater radio series. He was active 
in the Barnstable Comedy Club Community 
Theater. He enjoyed diving and demonstrated 
underwater rescue work as the President of 
the Worcester Frogmen in 1957. He was also 
a member of the Governor's Council for The 
Governor's Academy and a board member 
of the Latham Centers, Inc. in Brewster. He is 
survived by his loving companion, Jean Laskey 
of Woodstock, Conn, his son, his sister, his 
former wife, and four grandchildren. 

George Davenport Kirkham '51 

George Davenport Kirkham died on 
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010. He was 77. 

He was a philanthropist, financier, and 
avid sportsman. Kirkham graduated from 
Hawken School, Governor Dummer Academy 
and Princeton University, where his crew won 
the Henley Royal Regatta in 1955. George 
was a Trustee of Hawken School and Trustee 
Emeritus of Governor Dummer Academy. He 
was a partner of Prescott, Ball and Turben and 
served on the boards of M.A. Hanna Company, 
The Leakey Foundation, and The Cleveland 
Playhouse. Kirkham was a member Winous 
Point Shooting Club, The Anglers Club of New 
York, The Kirtland Country Club, The Union 
Club of Cleveland, and the Castalia Trout Club. 

Kirkham is survived by his beloved wife, Mary 
Thurston Kirkham; his four children, and ten 


Richard B. Devane '53 

Richard B. Devane of Brunswick, New York, 
died on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at Samaritan 
Hospital in Troy. He was 75. 

Devane was born in Troy. He was a graduate 
of Governor Dummer Academy in South 
Byfield, Mass., and The Wharton School of 
Finance and Commerce of the University of 
Pennsylvania. He served on active duty with 
the New York State National Guard as tank 
commander. He worked for his family business, 
Devane's Floor Covering, which was the oldest 
single-family-owned floor covering company 
in the nation. He was active in civic affairs in 
Troy. He served as president of the Greater Troy 
Chamber of Commerce, the director of the New 
York State Construction Employees Association, 
a founding father of the Northeastern 
Subcontractors Association and on the New 
York State Council of Retail Merchants, Inc. 
He served on the Board of Trustees of Troy 
Savings Bank for 31 years and was currently on 
the Board of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall 
Charitable Foundation. He was also a longtime 
member of the Rensselaer County Historical 
Society, the former Troy Club and the Country 
Club of Troy. He was the beloved husband of 
Loretta Toomey Devane of Brunswick, father of 
Dorothy Devane Jones (Ken), Liz Devane and 
the late Thomas J. Devane and grandfather of 
Meghan Devane. 

Charles Cobb Palmer '53 

Charles Cobb Palmer died on July 7, 2010 in 
Naples, Florida. He was 75. 

Born in Boston, Palmer grew up in 
Brookline. He was a graduate of Governor 
Dummer Academy and Middlebury College. 

He worked in Finance as an investment 
advisor and stock broker. Most recently he was 
a Senior Vice President at RBC Dain Rauscher. 
Charlie was a board member of Human Relations 
Service and enjoyed coaching youth hockey and 
his daughters' soccer teams. His other volunteer 
efforts were primarily focused on various 
initiatives on behalf of Middlebury College. He 
received both the Alumni Achievement Award 
and the Neuberger Cup for his contributions. In 
200 1 Middlebury College bestowed upon him an 
honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. Palmer 
was a member of the Wellesley Country Club for 
more than 40 years. Charlie is survived by his 
wife of 50 years, Pat, his two daughters and his 
twin granddaughters, his sister and brother, and 
longtime business associate Rosalie Castellarin. 

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Charles Sylvester Cushman '57 

Charles Sylvester Cushman died on March 
1 6, 20 1 in Kauai, Hawaii. He was 7 1 . 

Born in Salem, MA on April 24, 1938, he 
graduated from Governor Dummer Academy 
and from Bowdoin College where he received a 
degree in Art History. He did graduate work at 
Boston University and received a master's degree 
in English from the University of Massachusetts. 
His career as an educator included Cardigan 
Mountain School, Rhode Island College, Kents 
Hill School, University of Maine at Augusta, 
and several public high schools. Charles was 
co-owner of Gingerbread Farm Perennials with 
his wife Anna and most recently was resident 
manager at Poipu Crater, Kauai, Hawaii. 

He is survived by his wife Anna Lonn 
Cushman, a daughter, a son, two beloved 
granddaughters, and two brothers 

Richard "Wink" Pescosolido '57 

Richard "Wink" Pescosolido, of Exeter and 
Cambria, CA, died May 20, 2010. He was 71. 

A native of Ipswich, Mass., Pescosolido 
graduated from The Governor's Academy. In 
1961 he graduated with an AB from Harvard, 
and in 1965 he received a MA from Brown 
University and Advanced Management Training 
from Harvard Business School. 

Before entering the business world as 
president of McLoon Oil Co, Inc. of Rockland, 
ME, and then Badger Farming Co of Exeter, 
Pescosolido taught in Oklahoma, Michigan 
and Massachusetts. He was a former coach of 
football, soccer and track. For more than 25 
years, Richard was active with BSA Troop 309 
of Exeter, the Kaweah and Live Oak Districts 
and the Mt. Whitney Area Council. He was a 
previous adult troop trainer, scout trainer and 
Godfather for Troop 309. He was a member of 
many clubs and organizations. He is survived 
by his wife of 47 years, Leonora; three children, 
three grandchildren; two sisters, and a niece. 

John Weatherbee Tarbell, Jr. '62 

John Weatherbee Tarbell, Jr. died at 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 
Manhattan on May 1. He was 67. 

Born in Boston in 1943, he graduated from 
The Governor's Academy in 1962 and Bowdoin 
College in 1966 and was a three-sport varsity 
athlete at both schools. He attended the Harvard 
Business School's Executive Education General 
Management Program in 1985. 

Tarbell began his career at First National 
City Bank in New York, and held positions at 
Chemical Bank, AIG, and other firms during 
his 30-year career in finance before launching 
a second career in executive search at DHR 

International, Inc., where he was Executive Vice 
President. He also served as a Director of the 
Allis Chalmers Corporation and Secretary to 
Chemical Bank's Midtown Advisory Board of 

Tarbell was a life-long athlete, playing for 
the Old Blue Rugby Football Club (RFC) in 
his early years in New York. He earned a Black 
Belt in Tae Kwon Do. He is survived by his wife, 
Anne; a daughter; three sisters, and 17 nieces 
and nephews. 

Bruce Fraser '64 

Bruce Fraser of Middletown, CT, died on 
June 13,2010. He was 63. 

Born in Lynn, Mass., Fraser received a Ph.D. 
in American Social History from Columbia 
University in 1976 and a B.A. with honors in 
history from Trinity College in 1968. At Trinity, 
he starred in lacrosse and still holds the record 
for most goals in a game. 

Fraser led the Connecticut Humanities 
Council since 1982. Fraser's career-long 
devotion to sharing Connecticut history with 
state residents is best exemplified by The 
Connecticut Experience, a 19-part history 
series for public television which received four 
regional Emmys. Under his leadership, the 
Council was awarded five Merit Awards for 
program excellence and five Exemplary Project 
awards from the National Endowment for the 
Humanities, and four Schwartz Prizes. An 
author and graduate course instructor, Bruce 
served on numerous national and state boards. 

Bruce is survived by his wife, Constance; a 
daughter, three grandchildren; his Boston-area 
cousins, and friends and colleagues across the 

Pamela Chase Paradee '86 

Pamela Chase Paradee of Bristol, died on 
Tuesday, July 20. She was 41. 

Wife of Troy Paradee of Fairfield; mother 
of Tucker, Samuel and Griffin Paradee; and 
daughter of Stuart and Pamela Chase; and 
teacher at Robinson Elementary School in 
Starksboro, Paradee also leaves a brother, 
two sisters, ten nephews and two nieces. Her 
strength, character and optimistic outlook were 
inspirational to all of those around her. Pam's 

A.K. Kimoto '95 

A.K. Kimoto died in March, 2010 while 
preparing to visit FotoFreo Photo Festival in 
Australia. After a successful career in the I.T. 
sector, Kimoto decided to pursue his passion for 
travel and photography by moving to Southeast 
Asia. Shortly after his arrival in Indonesia, a 

strong earthquake and tsunami devastated the 
Sumatran coastline around Aceh and a few 
days later he accepted his first assignment to 
cover this tragic story. Over the following years, 
Kimoto worked with various international 
NGOs to document the recovery efforts in 
Aceh, and on many social issues in the region. 
His most recent work focused on the lives of 
Afghans who try to lead a normal existence while 
conflict and violence threaten their survival. 
He spent years photographing families in the 
remote northeastern mountains of Afghanistan, 
controlled by the Taliban. He roamed remote 
settlements in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, to find 
out why so many of the inhabitants (even the 
young) had become addicted to opium. 

Justin Leo Marshall '99 

Justin Leo Marshall, 30, of Wakefield, MA 
died suddenly on June 6, 2010. 

Born November 18, 1979, he was the son 
of Alfred R. and Mary (Hubbard) Marshall. 
Justin was a graduate of Governor Dummer 
Academy and later attended West Point Military 
Academy. He was a graduate of the University of 
Notre Dame in 2003 and graduated Suffolk Law 
School with Honors in June 20 1 0. At the time of 
his death he had been working in the office of 
the Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, City Legal 

In addition to his parents Justin is survived 
by his sister Jessica Iosua and her husband James 
of Wakefield; his maternal grandmother, his 
niece and nephew; his aunt and uncle, and his 
girlfriend, Amanda Hall. He is also survived by 
many cousins and friends. 

John A. "Jack" Fenn, Chemistry Teacher 

John A. Fenn of Lee, N.H., and W Palm Beach, 
Fla., died on Feb. 12, 20 1 0, in Florida. He was 9 1 . 
Born in Morristown, N.J., he attended local 
schools, graduated from Rutgers University 
and also attained degrees from BU and UNH. 
On July 19, 1943 he married his lifetime 
partner, Virginia (Austin) Fenn. They raised 
three children whom they cherished. Fenn 
proudly served in the Air Force during World 
War II, rising to the rank of captain. After the 
war he pursued a career in academia, teaching 
chemistry at Governor Dummer Academy. 
Although trained in science, Fenn was artistic 
in many areas. He excelled in oil painting and 
wood carving. He wrote poetry and loved to 
sing. His greatest love was to make people laugh. 
Fenn is survived by his daughter, grandchildren 
and great-grandchildren. His wife of 67 years, 
Virginia, passed away two weeks after him. 
He was predeceased by his daughter, Jo-Ann 
Borgkvist, and his son, Roger Fenn. 

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y y 

The lasting impact of the faculty, the friendships 
that continue to this day, the education, and the 
memories were the motivating forces behind our 
decision to include the Academy in our wills. The 
legacy that we will leave for the Academy, though, 
still cannot match the legacy it has given us. 

- Matt Prunier '94 and Nicole Abdulla Prunier '94 

Giving Options: 

Bequests: Include The Governor's Academy in a 
will when it's drafted or updated, or add a codicil, 
an inexpensive amendment to an existing will. 

Beneficiary Designations: Name the Academy as a 
partial or whole beneficiary of a retirement plan or 
a life insurance policy 

Charitable Gift Annuity: Help the Academy and 
receive fixed guaranteed payments for life. And 
enjoy tax savings, too. 

we information or to discuss the opportunities of planned giving, contact Martha Delay, Planned Giving 

Advi or, at 97K-499-3173 or 


Pre 1 <M3 

Dionne Kelly 

Allan Bullwinkle '38 writes: "I'm 
now in my 90th year but get along fairly 
well — just had cataracts removed from both 
eyes — wonderful results. My wife suffers 
from Parkinson's and I am 75% caregiver. 
Our son and daughter are very supportive. 
I'm still in touch with good friends in 
Westport, MA. I enjoy reading the Archon. 
My good wishes for 2010 - 2011." John 
Gannett '39 says: "Doing well. I am taking 
care of a fine girlfriend of 70 years. Hated to 
leave Maine, but found a nice place in her 
hometown, Ocala, Florida. Family good — 
one in Maine, one here and one in South 
Florida, Boca Grande. One eye has given up 
working with the other. Enjoying life and 
memories. Plays with trains." Ken Stein '40 
writes in: "While visiting our daughter and 
son-in-law in San Francisco, we discovered 
their neighbor and good friend is the son 
of my former classmate, Bob Goodspeed 
'40. We were sorry to learn of Bob's recent 
passing. We have left New England and are 
now official residents of Florida." David 
H. Solomon '40 reports: "I have nearly 
fully retired; I do a little consulting for a 
major program of the American Geriatrics 
Society. Ronnie & I are still fairly healthy. We 
now live in a Continuing Care Retirement 
Community. The bright light of our lives is 
our 3 great-granddaughters, ages 11, 6, and 
3. They are wonderful girls." W.S. Little 
'40 writes: "Our son Peter moved from 
CA to Lake Attitash (Amesbury) where we 
spent glorious times enjoying the vista and 
the water. Our daughter Deborah came 
from Germany to join us — and our son 
Christopher who lives in Newbury joined us 
as well with his daughters Rachael and Elena. 
We look forward to our next visit." Richard 
M. Wyman '41 relates: "Long time ago! 
Still going — ever so painfully and slowly! I'm 
living alone here in sunny, hot Florida. My 
wife, Ginny, is a victim of dementia and in a 
rest home five miles away. We will be married 
67 years November 16th. I am moaning and 
groaning with AA (Advanced Age), also 
arthritis and general disintegration!!! Our 
progeny are grown and both in California 

(one in Menlo Park; one in downtown San 
Francisco). I miss good old New England and 
Yankeeland fried clams as well as wonderful 
old friends! What an historical resume!" 
Paul S. Morgan '41 reports: "On August 
12, 2010, I became a great-grandfather. 
Mayo and Daniel, also alums of GDA are the 
respective parent and grandparent. Name 
is Anne Piersol Amos after my wife." Tom 
Fenn '42 writes: "Three of my five children 
are in their 60's, 2 in late 40's!!! I feel like I'm 
in my 40's too!!! 35 years of motorhoming 
is now over!! 1 l A years from now I will be 
90!!! What else do you need to hear about??" 
Bob Harris '42 says: "Still getting out on my 
bike daily and caring for our lovely gardens 
and lawns. All's well here in the cool Pacific 
Northwest." Humphrey Simson '42 writes: 
"Not much to report — kidney dialysis three 
times a week — uses up most of the day. By 
planning well ahead, able to take a week's trip 
to see the children and their families. There 
is also a Dialysis Cruise company that has 
arranged a cruise ship to provide dialysis — 
Posie and I have taken them and we are 
going again in March." Warren Furth '45 
notes: "Margaret and I have just completed 
a marvelous trip to three Baltic countries: 
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. In a few days 
we'll be off to the Netherlands with our 
daughter and her 3 year-old son for 10 days 
on the beach." 


Benjamin B. Brewster 

88 Warren Avenue 

Plymouth, MA 02360-2428 


GDA Class of '43 Notes have shown an 
upswing. Bob Morrell has finally trusted 
someone else to do his work and he has 
retired after only 62 years on the job. They 
have traveled a bit to the National Parks and 
enjoyed it greatly. They are in Brunswick. 
Widge Thomas is just down the road in 
Scarborough at Piper Shores. His three kids 
are in the area and look after the old man. 
That is a nice switch. Alex Smith is in 
Mystic, CT and sent along a beautiful photo 
of a couple of mallards in the Mystic River. 


Benn Mann has moved all the way from 
Marblehead to Danvers to an independent 
living area and they seem to enjoy it. Peter 
Morgan of the Worcester Morgans is still 
with the lady he met in 1941. The courtship 
was ably assisted by Whitney, Fiorini and 
Goodhue from Ambrose House. They did a 
great job. The Morgans have had a full and 
active life with old cars, travels community 
work and, of course, work. They are in a 
retirement community. The Ben Brewsters 
have had a fine Summer and continue to live 
in Plymouth. The Morgans beat us by a year 
in wedding dates, but I met my wife in 1932. 
Last and sadly I have to report on the passing 
of Dave Mason. He was almost my roomie 
in Duncan House with Uncle Tom. Dave and 
Debbie lived in Chelmsford before moving 
to Barrington, RI in 1995. He died last April 
after losing Debbie. He was a fine friend. 
Here endeth the recital. 


Steven Kauffman 

3004 Larkspur Run 

Williamsburg, VA 23185 


Jack Wei I man says: "In April, Frances 
and I toured Israel and were baptized 
together in the Jordan River. . .a trip everyone 
should do. It was a high point of our 25 years 
together!!!" John had 24 family members for 
the Labor Day weekend — a family reunion! 
Lots of "GDA products." Michael '71 is 
recovering from a stroke that has impaired 
his speech, but otherwise all are healthy. John 
shot his age on the golf course twice this year; 
he has obviously always been a fine golfer. 

Court Cross reports he and Midge 

Jack Wellman '44 and his wife Frances 

have been married 58 years. They have 8 
grandchildren (seven bovs) and a one-vear 
old great grandson. Both Court and Midge 
are still regularly on the tennis courts. They 
live year "round on Lake Sunapee in New 
London, NH. Court has a collection of old 
cars including a 1909 Locomobile and the 
latest is a 1976 BMW. He says, "Life is good!" 
(Note by SKK: In 1902 the first gasoline 
engine Locomobile was built. Before that they 
ran on steam. The cars won lots of races in 
those days.) 

Homer Gibbs is still enjoying good 
health -with no stents and no new joints. 
Homer retired in 1981. His wife died in 
1991. He spends summers at his cottage 
on Southport Island, ME and winters in 
Boothbay Harbor, ME. He does some boating 
and photography and is just enjoying the 
Maine coast. 

Andy Brill hart and wife Sandy spend 
most of their time with their family and 
friends. Both are still healthy. 

Wally Bolton passed away in Palm 
City, FL on June 5th this year. Wally 's widow 
reminds us he was one of the Greatest 
Generation who left school to go to WWII. 
He received his diploma a couple of years ago. 
Rest in peace, Wally. 

Malcolm Von Saltza is doing just fine. 
He's still in good health, lives in a beautiful 
spot on the Maine coast, has enough monev 
to enjoy his freedom to pursue his goals. 
He takes care of hundreds of acres of forest 
and is planting a fruit orchard. (SKK says, 
"I loved those Northern Spy apples from a 
tree on campus.) He loves staying in touch 
with friends and family. One son, a deep- 
sea diver, is in AL Avith BP, one is a director 
of engineering efficiency, one daughter is a 
fashion designer at "Cold Water Creek" and 
the other, Brita, is an artist, seen here showing 
her pictures. She's the good-looking blond. 
Malcolm is philosophical about his life. He 
is not cynical about the human race; just 
worried. (We have that in common.) 

Ed Tarrbell competed again in the Down 
East Race Week in his sailboat, "Breakaway," 
coming in 8th. Last year he was 2nd. 

"Breakaway" is a 36 footer. Says the country 
there is beautiful. He moors his boat in front 
of his house at New Castle, NH and says, "All's 

As for OF Steve, he's busy as VP of the 
Residents Board at this CCRC (Continuing 
Care Retirement Community) in Billyburg; 
trying to keep abreast of all the shenanigans 
going on in Washington. By the time you read 
this there will be something else for us to get 
enraged about. Teresa and I and Jennie, our 
Cairn terrier are well. When people ask, "How 
are you?" I answer, "So far so good!" 

Steve Kauffman 

Secretarv '44 



Class Secretary Needed 

Arch Kingsley writes: "Started jogging 
again after 4 year hiatus — naturally not as 
agile as in 1945 — still feels good though. 
Brings back many memories of the old grass 
track around the football field. My regards to 




John F. Kimball 

41 Johnson Road 

Falmouth, ME 04105-1408 


Bill Silver reports: "Fortunately, things 
are quiet — after I hear what happens to my 
friends and neighbors. I am still playing 
tennis a few days a week and working on 
dental identifications at the Miami Medical 
Examiner Office. My book "Dental Autopsy" 
is still selling and the royalties just paid for a 
new tennis racquet!" 


Malcom Von Saltza's daughter, Brita. 

Fall 2010 

Norman G. Brown 

43 Hearthside Road 

Standish, ME 04084-5259 


Hi guys! 

This past June, Jack Deering and I went 
to GDA for the annual Reunion and were 
happy to see classmates Josiah Welch, Ben 
BirdsallandJim Knott. After our Old Guard 
Champagne luncheon, Jack and I said our last 
'good-byes' to Sandy Keyes who enters her 
retirement years on June 22nd. Sandy was the 
Office Manager of the Academy for the past 
30 years as well as the liaison between the 
school and Class Secretaries. 

Upon our leaving the campus for home, 
I stopped my van in front of Adelynrood, a 
shingled-sided structure on our right. Jack 
asked if there was a problem with the van 
and I said, no, but the last time I was inside 
that structure was in 1944, when it was my 
dorm in my first year at GDA. I told Jack 
that I wanted to look at it once more, having 
passed it by every time we had been back to 
the school. 

Adelynrood is owned and used by The 
Society of the Companions of Holy Cross, 
but as I mentioned earlier, GDA leased it in 
'44 to house incoming students. The ladies 
who met us were most gracious and escorted 
Jack and me through the various areas. They 
were most surprised to learn that Adelynrood 
was used as a dorm in 1944. They said that 
to this day, that part of the building has had 
no heat or water during the winter months 
because it is closed. I could not, with any 
degree of certainty, explain how we survived 
that winter without heat and water. I told 
them that perhaps we showered on campus 
when we arrived in the morning and before 
we returned in the evening. I was stuck when 
they inquired about toilet facilities when we 
were in our 'dorm'. A new addition, the St. 
Clare wing, was added in June 2000, complete 
with heat, water and bathrooms and used 
mainly for administration offices. 

In a pamphlet I was given containing 
a brief history of the Society, I found this 
paragraph very interesting: "A new era for the 
Society began in the summer of 1901 when 
a farmhouse on the grounds of Governor 
Hummer Academy in Byfield, Massachusetts 
was rented so that the Companions might live 
a corporate life. This was the first Adelynrood 
(Adelyn Howard's name combined with the 
word "rood", meaning "cross".) In 1903, the 



old Dummer schoolhouse next door was 
transformed into a chapel where retreats and 
conferences for Companions and their guests 
were held every summer until 1914 when 
the new Adelynrood was built just a quarter 
of a mile beyond." The farmhouse referred 
to was Moody House and in 1944 the Red 
Schoolhouse stood next to it. Adelyn Howard 
was the invalid friend of Emily Morgan, 
a cofounder with Harriet Hastings of the 
Society in 1884. 

I emailed some classmates asking if, 
indeed, we did spend that winter of '44 — 
'45 at Adelynrood without heat or water. 
In response, I received this memo from Bill 
Bailey: "Norm, my first year at GDA was 
'45/'46. Dave Flavin and I had a room on the 
second floor of the house in what was "Buck" 
Dunning's home or residence — Ambrose — I 
am not certain — but I don't think you all 
were there for the entire school year. Do you 
recall who else was living there? Ambrose was 
later on where Doug Miller and his family 
lived- the building still had Indian shutters in 
or on the windows. I recall 'sneaking' out one 
Friday night — climbing down the fire escape 
— the entire house creaked and groaned as I 
made my escape for a long weekend at home. 
Lee Wilson had some friends that drove up 
to Byfield and took us back to our homes in 
Boston. Buck Dunning had to know that 
something was amiss but he never spilled the 
beans on my very stupid move. Sam Allen 
and Ray Williams, Walter Hamburg, 
Dave Wilcox, — we all were also Ambrose 
residents. I have next to zero recall about 
Adelynrood. There was a small pond up there 
and it always froze over early enough to get on 
the ice with our skates. Sorry to take so long 
to respond — but thought that this note had 
been sent a long time ago." I then contacted 
the Academy and the archivist sent me this 
quote from one of Ted Eames's talks: "The 
boys were actually moved from Adelynrood 
into the new wing of Perkins on October 31, 
1944. The Walsh Construction Company of 
Salem made a strong and successful effort to 
get the rooms ready for occupancy as fast as 
possible and we have been very much pleased 
by the performance of this Company..." So 

it seems our 'horrific and courageous winter' 
at Adelynrood lasted for all of two months, 
September and October! 

An email from Jim Knott: "Remember 
John Quincy Adams, GDA, 1947? His 
ancestor's house was auctioned off by 
a mortgage holder and it was slated for 
demolition. Because it was built in 1735, 
I bought it and I will restore it." Jim sent 
another email with some interesting facts 
and photos. Space will allow me to print one 
of them which is of the Fisherman's Wives 
Memorial, although the stone benches Jim 
refers to have been cropped out. Jim writes, 
"Here's some old news from the GDACT 
(Governor Dummer Academy Charity 
Team). Noble Smith '52 and I went to the 
same schools, GDA and Harvard College. I 
was a few years ahead of him at both places 
and I never met him at either place. I first 
met him at the Whitin Community Center; 
he was fundraising to do about two million 
dollars worth of renovations to the Center 
which was built in the early 1920's. I've lived 
part time in Gloucester, MA since 1929 and 
a friend of mine brought Angela Sanfilippo 
to my house to talk about a Fisherman's 
Wives Memorial that had been cooking for 
30 years. They needed $350,000 and had 
only raised $50,000. My friend and Angela 
asked me what I could do. I said, "I'll raise 
the $350,000." I hired Noble and he raised 
$650,000 to create the statue and maintain 
it forever. Notice the granite benches 
surrounding the statue: two of them were 
donated by Gorton Pew, one by the local 
Bank and the other by Riverdale Mills 
Corporation. There are more stories about 
the GDACT, like the competition swimming 
pool I built at the Whitin Community Center. 
My granddaughter became Captain of the 
Blue Dolphin's swimming team, but the 
Pool, built in 1925 was 15 feet shorter than a 
modern competition pool, so I built the new 
one. I was the General Contractor and used 
a pool designer, who worked at Riverdale 
Mills, to make the plans. Noble worked on the 
fundraising and the 1.6 million dollar pool 
was built for less than 1 million." 

Jim has now embarked on another 

Jim Knott's restoration project. 





Fisherman's Wives Memorial in Gloucester, MA. 

project, the Riverdale Water Company, LLC. 
On land near his existing Riverdale Mill, Jim 
has drilled two deep wells from which he 
hopes to supply water to several surrounding 
towns and even water bottling companies. If 
granted all the required permits, this would 
put Jim's company in direct competition 
with the Whitinsville Water Company which 
currently provides water to Northbridge 
residents. Stay tuned!! 

Today (8/2/10) I received my first Class 
Notes postcard. I thank Edgar Movsesian 
for his rapid response ... take note, guys! 
Ed writes, "After a recent stint of 8V2 years 
working in mental health outreach, I'm 
ecstatically thankful for a new found freedom 
allowing time to pursue more reading, 
some writing, gardening and wood-carving 
(birds). Granddaughter, Danielle Andrea, 
enjoys summer camp and a special joy to 
have around when not involved in Scouting 
and many weekend activities. Peace and good 
wishes to all at G.A. Will always be grateful 
for the start in choral singing at GDA with 
Ben Stone and Art Sager." Thanks for your 
news, Ed. Great to hear from you again. 

Over the past several months I have 
emailed those of you whose addresses I have 
about the medical problems suffered by our 
classmate, Jay Curtis. Jay had had several 
strokes, and then lesions appeared on his 
brain. His wife, Kaila, took him to several 
of the best medical centers in the country to 
try and find the cause of his problems. After 
months of doctors' visits, it was discovered 
that lay had a very rare brain infection. In 30 
years of practicing medicine, his doctor had 
never seen a case like it. Kaila brought him 
home in early August with home-care and 
hospice service. Sadly, Jay passed away August 
26th. Kaila kindly shared his obituary with 
me which you can read in the "In Memoriam" 
section of this issue. To Kaila, I want to extend 
the deepest sympathies from Jay's 1947 GDA 
classmates and myself. 

Plato Kangis's wife, Gwen, was kind 
enough to fill in for our ailing classmate. 
Gwen emailed me the following: "Hi Norm, 
This is the most recent update I've sent out 
on Plato to our family, friends and church 
circle. Wanted you to know how he's doing, 
but it's not looking great. Will keep you 
posted. Gwen Kangis ... August greetings. A 
brief update for you on Plato. He was in the 
hospital July 18-23. Litre of fluid removed 
from lining around lung. He didn't do 
well after returning home. I reached a total 
'overload' condition (what with working and 
caring for him at home and even with help 
from VNA). So yesterday, with help from 
VNA, I got him to Oak Hill Nursing and 

Fall 2010 

Rehab Centre. Expect he'll be there a good 
3 weeks anyhow, mainly receiving palliative 
care. This allows me to exhale just a bit to work 
out best path forward for him. Think he can 
become somewhat stronger, but at this point, 
don't think he'll really get 'all better'. If you'd 
like to send a card, the address is: 544 Pleasant 
Street (room 313-B), Pawtucket, RI 02860. 
Or, if you'd prefer to send an email greeting, 
I'd be happy to print that out and bring it to 
him. He's not yet up to receiving phone calls. 
And prayers and positive vibes and candle 
lightings are still MOST appreciated. With 
deepest thanks to one and all for your faithful 
and caring support, Gwen(ette) xoxo.'"We all 
Asash Plato a speedy and successful recovery, 
Gwen, and hope the coming months are not 
too harsh on you. There are several classmates 
whose spouses serve as primary caregivers 
and it is not the easy job one thinks it is. All 
the best to you. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: Subsequent to the 
submission of these class notes, Plato Kangis 
passed away in October. We leave send our 
thoughts and prayers to Gwen and his family. 

Today's mail (8/5) brought a postcard 
from Lee Wilson whom we haven't heard 
from in a while. Lee writes, "My daughter lives 
out in Indiana. She is having her 5th child. 
I gave her the wrong book to read. I have 
12 grandchildren. Hope everyone is well." 
Mmm - it may have been the right book, but 
perhaps you should have sat her down, read 
it to her and explained the pictures. Great 
hearing from you, Lee. 

The word is out that Homer Ambrose, 
Jr. finally attained his 80th birthday on 
September 3rd. What took you so long, 
Homes? There's a bunch of us classmates 
on the other side of that door just waiting 
to pull you through!! Congratulations!! We 
all wish you the best in this new decade, 
Homes. Unfortunately, Homes had to 
celebrate his birthday in the hospital to 
correct some painful arms and legs due to 
tissue compaction around his vertebrae and 
pinching of the nerves. His wife, Marie, is 
most thankful for all your cards and phone 
messages to Homes which she relayed to him. 
Today (9/12), he was moved to a nursing- 
rehab facility which he likes much better than 
the medical center. Your next move is home, 
I lomes! 

Bud Snow hit a milestone this summer, 
bud says, "Hi Norm, Bud & Connie had 
their 60th anniversary on Aug. 5th. Our son 
and his wife came to New Bern, NC. We 
went to the Outer banks for two days. Bud." 

igratulations to you both, Bud, and hope 
you have many more. 

Kevin Gaffney seems to be keeping 

busy like many of us do during the summer 
months. Kev writes: "Hi Norm, Just want to 
thank you for sending us the current news 
about our class — I enjoy reading these. 
Hope and I are doing well and have been 
busy this summer visiting with relatives and 
friends and attending a few family events, 
including the wedding of my grand-niece. 
Our grandchildren have been keeping us 
busy and they are a joy to be with. Hope all 
is well with you. Take care, Kevin." Thanks for 
your card, Kev. My granddaughter and her 
two children arrived from Oxford, England, 
last night at the home of my son, Jay Brown, 
about two miles away. After twenty-six hours 
of traveling, they seemed pretty perky but I 
know they needed some rest. I will be seeing 
much more of them during the rest of their 
two-week visit. 

Today's mail (8/12) brought a postcard 
from Sam Allen, which delighted me no 
end. Sam, writes, "On March 2, 2010, I had 
a pig valve replacement for my aortic valve. 
Operation went well and I've just returned 
from the Muskoka Lakes in Ontario. Oink!" 
It's great to know everything turned out so 
well for you, Sam. Had I known you were 
going to have such a transplant, I would have 
asked you to ask the surgeon to mail the pig's 
bladder to me! I've heard those valves work 
extremely well so I look forward to many 
more CN postcards from you, Sam. 

Golly, Sam, along with your card was 
one from Joe Welch. Seems like you and 
Joe share a common problem. Joe says, "Hi, 
Norm — By the time you get this card, I will 
be on my way to the New England Baptist 
Hospital for spine surgery — something called 
a Laminectomy/in situ fusion! I've been 
suffering from spinal stenosis long enough. 
My very best to you and Marion." I know 
you've had that problem for some time, Joe, 
and I hope the operation was a huge success. 
Of course, you'll know by the time you read 
this in the fall Archon, so fill us in with 
your postcard for the spring 2011 issue. As 
you know, Sam Allen has suffered from this 
problem for over ten years. I hope you and 
Sam have a chance to compare notes over the 

Another card received today was from 
Jim Soper. Jim and his wife are moving to 
another apartment in the same building, so 
please correct your '47 address book to show 
his old apt. number was #8 and the new one is 
#15. Jim further writes, "Thanks for your nice 
letter. Recent hospitalization for adjustment 
to my pacemaker — results seem to be OK. 
We're helping our daughter's family, i.e., 
assisting with 1 1 yr. old granddaughter by 
taking her to/from school; her son will be a 

Senior in Moorpark, CA high school this fall; 
on varsity baseball team since his Freshman 
year! Other daughter to be in her Junior year 
at California Lutheran College, Thousand 
Oaks, CA. My best to anyone who may 
remember. Jim." In a side note, Jim asked a 
question I can't answer. Maybe one of you 
guys has a connection that could help out. 
Jim has the following complete newspapers 
issued on Monday, 12/8/1941, the day after 
Pearl Harbor, and wants to know if there is 
any monetary value to them: The Boston 
Herald, Boston Traveler, Boston Post, Boston 
Daily Globe and the Salem Evening News. 
If you know the answer or have a source 
of information, please contact Jim or me. 
Thanks guys! 

My last card of the day has come from 
Herb Hoffmann, who as you know, is living 
in Italy. Herb writes, "My update: good news 
and bad news. First the bad! Seneca ipsa 
morbum est. It's hit my wife with Parkinson's, 
me with short-term memory loss. The good: 
my friends and professional colleagues have 
presented me with a Festschrift: 40 essays in 
six languages on class, studies, art history, 
archaeology, psychology — even poetry. 
Title: 'Mazzo di Fiori' (bunch of flowers)." 
Congratulations, Herb, on your Festschrift 
(a volume of learned articles or essays by 
colleagues and admirers, serving as a tribute 
or memorial, especially to a scholar.) And I 
apologize for any misspellings, ... I never 
took Latin or Italian in school. Your GDA 
class and I do hope you and your wife recover 
from your maladies to the fullest extent 
possible, Herb. We wish you well. 

So as we head into another winter season, 
I wish you all the best of health and a speedy 
recovery to those of you who are having 
health problems. All the best, guys. Norm 


Duncan H. McCallum 

4571 Cameron Circle 
Dexter, Ml 48130-9407 


With sadness I advise of the death of 
David Ellsworth. His longtime companion, 
Jean Laskey, kindly provided a copy of his 
obituary included In Memorium. 

"Honus" Wagner writes thinking 
of how different the World Cup Soccer is 
compared to GDA days. Have moved to 
Healdsburg, California. Great wine town 
in Sonoma county north of San Francisco. 
Weather is perfect most of the time. I am 

n ass 


single now. Gave up carriage house in Estero, 

William Richter writes I was the ONLY 
ONE who came to the reunion this year, from 
the class of '48!! 

As secretary I made an addition to 
the usual request to my classmates for 
information about what was going on in their 
lives. I suggested: "You could even make some 
comments what you think of Obama. (I'm in 
his corner but not all the way until he stops all 
the futile fighting in Afghanistan or anywhere 
else for that matter)". So parts of the following 
responses were encouraged by this request. I 
thank them for their comments and thank all 
of you who take the time to send information 
and comments for our class notes. 

George Bender continues to add to 
his antique collection whether it's attending 
auctions or rummaging around in the local 
trash. As a result, his house is overflowing 
with all kinds of old items, some of which are 
real treasurers. George attended the auction 
at the Pearson house in Byfield following the 
death of Ann Pearson. He met and talked 
with Ben Pearson, Ann's brother and GDA 
graduate. George and Ben had a chance to 
reminisce about their mutual experiences 64 
years ago. Through his antique interest he has 
become friends with Bill Friend, another 
GDA graduate who is an auctioneer in Essex. 
George notes that he has lived in the same 
place for many years and never wants to leave 
Prides Crossing. George offered the following 
Obama observation: All presidents should 
emulate that great president, Franklin Pierce, 
who was not around long and did nothing. 

Fritz Freeman wrote: You're in the 
wrong corner when you mention our 
president. I don't even like writing his name! 
I guess it's still a free country, no thanks to 
him. Ann and I (82 to 81) are still churning 

along. Our grandson, Maxwell is 12 and 
granddaughter, Page 10. Both are hot tennis 
players. (Lefthanders). Both are really into it. 
I still play some golf, although I am a shadow 
of my former self as a player. Trying to root 
the Red Sox home as usual. Re: Obama... try 
to improve!! 

Ken Bruce wrote that it is sad to confirm 
that Dave Ellsworth passed away in early 
August. A great classmate, father, and very 
dedicated supporter of GDA. I would be 
remiss if I did not also mention the passing of 
a fabulous person, my roommate at Yale and 
GDA class of 1949 Arch desCognets. Nancy 
and I continue to enjoy good health and life 
in Naples, Florida. It is hard to believe that 
we have now lived here full time for 20 years. 
It's also hard to believe that very soon, like 
most of you, I will celebrate my 80th. We are 
both very active in a wide variety of Naples 
organizations and our golfing community. 
We also spend two to three months each 
year renting a condo on Lake Sunapee in 
NH. That gives us time to spend with our six 
children and 16 grandchildren most of whom 
are within a two hour drive. Over the years, 
on business and pleasure, we have enjoyed 
short (two week) travels to other parts of 
the world. But, two years ago we took a two 
month ( 1/2 world) cruise from San Francisco 
to Shanghai which was unbelievable. This 
year in June/July we took a month cruise 
covering the Fjords of Norway and most of 
the countries around the Baltic Sea. Cruises 
are great to do, as you pack and unpack 
once, sleep in the same bed, and are catered 
to by the ship's staff. Now, some comments 
about our president as you suggested. Obama 
has done more harm economically to the 
USA, our Declaration of Independence, and 
citizens' freedom than any prior president. 
He is a great orator and has used that ability 

The family of John Canepa, '49. 

all his life to his personal benefit. He learned, 
as a young man, that you could make great 
gains in personal status and wealth at the 
expense of many in politics. His almost gifted 
oratory let him achieve relationships with 
other prominent persons. In my mind he will 
do anything to change the USA to a society 
totally beholden to its government and its 
president while void of personal freedoms. 


Manson P. Hall 

349 Whidah Road 

PO Box 328 

North Chatham, MA 02650-0328 


I am assuming that you have already 
noticed two very handsome classmates that 
appear in these pages. Taken just a few years 
ago on the shore of Sonester Key when Tom 
Emery drove over from Sarasota to see 
your secretary. I couldn't for the life of me 
date the photo. Can you guys?? Tom, who is 
living in a very lovely retirement community 
in Charlottesville, VA, has become an avid 
photography bug with rather a good eye for 
composition. He has managed to sell some of 
his work and having seen what he can do, I 
have been very impressed. We saw Tom and 
his wife Gale in Charlottesville when we drove 
back from our winter stay in Naples. Tom is 
a pool shark as well and beat the daylights 
out of me but I know him well enough not to 
have placed any wages. 

Rick Tyler writes "Ed Veasey and his 
wife Zoe came for dinner one night, then Ann 
and I went down there and had dinner with 
the Veaseys, Prices and the Popes (Class of 
'51). Ann and I have had a great summer with 
kid visiting, golf, tennis and a lot of beach. 
Back to SLC (read Salt Lake City) 9/15." 

And Kim Page says it straight out "I guess 
at this time of life one should expect stitch, 
plug, staple, tape-it-up, sew-it-up and patch, 
patch, patch. That's me and what's holding 
me together after knee replacement, carotid 
artery, and open heart valve replacement — 
the latest carpal tunnel surgery is a breeze!" 

John Canepa writes: "I am enclosing a 
picture of our eleven grandchildren, my two 
sons and two sons-in-laws. The wives were 
too shy to have their picture taken. It was 
taken on the shores of Lake Michigan. Despite 
the fact that I will be 80 on the 26th of this 
month, I continue to work as a consultant to 
the national accounting and consulting firm 
Crowe Horwath. I work primarily with banks 

all over the country and obviously in the 
current economic environment I keep very 
busy. However, I do manage to spend some. . . 
my wife says "not enough"... time in Florida 
during the winter months. We have a home 
in the Harbour Ridge community located in 
Palm City, Florida. Everyone is welcome to 
visit us. Our oldest daughter Claudia Wong, 
has lived in Hong Kong for thirty years. She is 
Executive Vice President of Macy's. We have 
been over to visit her several times and we 
spent some time with her visiting mainland 
China. Her youngest daughter works for 
Playboy, Inc. in Chicago and she runs their 
licensing division. I still get back to new 
England as my oldest son lives in Concord, 
MA... he is president of U.S. Genomics, 
located in Woburn and has a summer home 
in New Seabury, which we visit from time 
to time. So you can see, our family seems to 
be doing well, thanks to my wife of 58 years, 


Alan F. Flynn, Jr. 

51 Meghan Lane 

North Kingstown, Rl 02852-4187 


It has been a great reunion year for the 
Class of 1950, with our 60th being celebrated 
in spectacular style by the team at GDA. 
Several contacts made in advance of our 60th 
resulted in responses too late to include in the 
Spring edition of the Archon. 

George Tulloch wrote to Paul 
Samborski in late December, 2009 and 
got a lengthy reply about three weeks later. 
Paul expressed enthusiasm for the reunion, 
but then went on to explain a host of 
physical ailments which might prevent his 
participation, and they did. Paul has been a 
practicing artist for more than 20 years. 

Willy Nordwind, in an email to Tim 
Greene, stated that he is moving east from 
Scottsdale, AZ to Albany, NY. He will live with 
his daughter and family. "Hopefully we can 
get together more often now that geographic 
separation will be virtually eliminated." For 
those who would like to contact him, Willy 
can be reached at 1 5 Colonial Avenue, Albany, 
NY 12203, phone 518-489-7017, e-mail 

It was great to get a card from Bill Rex. 
"Finally sold our house in Florida and now 
living full time in the gorgeous mountains of 
Western N.C., overlooking the peaks across 
the valley. Thank goodness, our health is still 

good and golf is OK. Still break 80 every so 

It was wonderful to see CI if George at 
our 60th, but recent word is less enthusiastic. 
"Bad news. I've got fast moving leukemia, so 
while I still feel great, I don't think there is any 
light at the end of the tunnel." 

Rick Greenwood saw my request 
for pictures in the latest Class letter and 
responded with a copy of a late 40's snapshot. 
"Uncovered this one week ago. Don't know 
who took it. Don't know when." You may see 
the result in this magazine." 

From Dave Esty came the following. 
"Guilty, with an explanation of why I wasn't 
in South Byfield for our 60th reunification. 
My plea: 

My friend, the late William Safire, 
New York Times conservative columnist, 
lexicographer and presidential speech-writer, 
was also a clever neologist. It was in the latter 
role that he coined the term "klong". It was 
described as what happens when you are 
in one place and realize that you should be 
somewhere else and somebody is waiting for 
you. That sudden rush of bowel-matter you 
then experience is a "klong." 

It was on that Saturday while you all 
were amidst your frolics, I was with VT. LT. 
Gov. Brian Dubie, who is running hard to 
be elected our Governor, mindful that I was 
yearning to be with my Governor classmates. 
But I will be there for our 61st, rain or shine." 
If you find this to be fishy, wait 'til you spot 
the picture of Dave with the Northern Pike. 

Bob Comey's reaction: "The 60th was 
great! Among the highlights: Seeing Dick 
McCoy, the first person I met 63 years 
ago when I arrived on campus, and Bob 
Goddard, a Perkins 1 corridor mate I hadn't 

seen in 60 years. Returned north in August 
for the usual Maine vacation. Ran into Bob 
Cushman in Shaw's Supermarket in Bath. A 
few days later, Sallie and I joined Kim Page 
'49 and other friends for a delightful lunch in 

We can relate to the message from Dick 
Patton. "After many many moons, our son, 
Robert has found a great girl and will be 
married in September. Maybe he will finally 
be paid for. All is well here. Sadly, I think this 
winter will be the last ski season, as after age 
80 perhaps it's time to quit. Hope to visit 
Tierra del Fuego and places South in the near 
future. Hope the boat does not hit an iceberg." 

A phone call from Charlie Bowen 
revealed that he and Calvine were to depart in 
early September on a cruise from Vancouver 
via Alaska, the Aleutians, Kamchatka, several 
stops in Japan, South Korea and Beijing 
to Shanghai. This trip was to take about a 
month. Since Emi and I are going to Poland 
in October on a trip to Eastern Europe and 
Charlie and Calvine have not traveled to 
Poland, I'm going to call in late October and 
let Charlie know what we found. After our 
60th, the Bowens spent the summer at their 
house in Canada with their children and 
grandchildren. They will spend Thanksgiving 
in Charlestown and plan to visit Moose 
Hershey in Savannah. Charlie suggests that 
we have a reunion every year since many of 
us are in the area. 

A card from Mai Robertson said, "Sorry 
to have missed reunion — granddaughter's 
graduation. Enjoying life to the fullest. Mostly 
in NC and Seattle. Will see you at the 65th." 

Norm Brown, Class Secretary for the 
Class of '47 sent an email reporting the death 
of our Class of '50 member, Dodge Morgan. 

Tom Emery & Manson Hal 

Dave Esty and his 30+ inch, 5+ pound 
Northern Pike. Caught & released. 

Fall 2010 

r\ a<;<; 


Norm's message came on Friday, September 
17 and included a lengthy article from the 
Portland Press Herald about Dodge. The 
Saturday, September 18, Providence Journal 
included Dodge's obituary in the In The 
News part of the Projo Sports section, which 
commented on his record-breaking 1986 solo 
sail around the world. Dodge served GDA and 
represented our Class of '50 in a multitude of 
ways. He will be greatly missed. 

It has been a very significant year for all 
of us and the spirit of the Class of '50 remains 




Ted H. Barrows, III 

41 Ridge Road 
Bristol, Rl 02809-1355 


I apologize for the rather poor response 
from our great class. 

Tim White states briefly "based on your 
letter you have a lot of faith in us old f — ts. 
Hope all is well — all is well here — with five 
grandchildren and son who raises a lot of 

Malcolm Davidson — also brief, but at 
least responding — "not much to report. Plan 
to retire this fall after 48 years in the jewelry 

Always reliable communicator, Dare 
Pope stipulates: "Everyone Come - Reunion 
Year!" and "the summer has been great at the 
beach, but warm, Grandson, Spencer Pope, 
getting married on August 21 in Bennington, 
VT. Very busy with business in this crazy 
year — going to California to see grandson 
and the wine country. Then on to Montana to 
see another grandson and do some fly fishing, 

and visiting Glacier National Park. 

Here in Briston we experienced a record 
warm summer., but Narragansett Bay, 
as always, provided relief, good boating, 
swimming, fishing, et al. We started off the 
fall Brown football season with two wins, 
most notably over Harvard with our first 
game under the lights! 

To all classmates, please respond to the 
next class notes request so activities, family 
info, and all of our great class is there. Best 
regards to all. 


Franklin E. Huntress, Jr. 

5 Independence Way Apt C 

Marblehead, MA 01945-4659 


Franklin Huntress writes: "A most 
undeserved honour has come my way, totally 
unexpected, from the generosity of kindness 
from the Academy, and that is to be named 
the "Alumni of the Year." It can be no secret of 
my love for an era of life that indeed molded 
me in thought, word, and deed to begin life's 
travels with clear and memorable friends met 
at every age and be pulled in by Our Lord to 
serve Him and you for the last 48 years. The 
Headmaster presented me with this citation 
on the Reunion Weekend perhaps to coincide 
with the burial of Sabu's ashes next to his 
mentor and pal, Arthur Sager. The memory 
of that weekend with these events within an 
atmosphere so dear to me will not leave me 
alone; and upon that state stays. I thought of 
the great Class of 1952, and all of you reading 
these notes amid wonderful memories of that 
vintage era for us all. I would gladly trade a 
day of my life to enjoy once again a day with 

Frank Huntress and Ed Carter. 

all just for old times. It is a pleasure to be 
your Class Everything and to touch often a 
memory or two with you all — and I thank 
you for making it so for me." 

Franklin Huntress also reports that John 
Eveleth called and it was wonderful to have 
a chat with him. He is well but busy with the 
bank and family. He wanted to know about 
GDA and Sabu's burial with Arthur Sager — 
and indeed wanted to be remembered to all 
at reunion time. 

Dick Campbell (Colby roommate) 
and I along with our wives had a beautiful 
river cruise on the enchanting Danube from 
Budapest, Hungary to Passan, Germany; 
visiting Vienna, Wels and Salzburg, Austria! 
We all loved it! This summer we were invited 
by Bob Rex on a dinner evening cruise on 
Lake Sunapee to celebrate his 75th birthday 
with family and friends. The summer has 
been really busy (great weather) with our 
children, grandchildren and friends coming 
and going! We are truly blessed! 

Dirk Owens reports "I made a pledge 
at our reunion in 2007 to be there — copy 
enclosed — it's in my 2012 "To Do" file — at 
our 60th, I will bring it with me and we'll re- 
up for our 65th — see you all there. . . 

I am off again on the travel circuit to the 
Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany, 
and then on to the Holy Land to see all the 
shrines and sites that Our Lord and others 
made famous! On the way home, it will be 
a pit stop in Londontown and my beloved 
Westminster Abbey to see if I can catch the 
Christmas services as a duty chaplain. With 
the May flower catching the westerly winds 
of the Gulf Stream, I shall land in far-flung 
reaches of the colonial empire around Labor 
Day to find a printing press for $100 bills! 
We do have a reunion on the way in 2012 to 
which I demand that you all attend or you 
will be talked about as presumed DEAD! 
Also, I am looking as well for your usual gifts 
to the Alumni Fund and Class Gift. So get out 
the checkbooks." 


Percival M. Lowell, Jr. 

1180 Milton Mills Road 

Acton, ME 04001-5048 


Hello class of '53. 

It has become fall again here in Maine 
and the leaves are beginning to turn. Time 
to think of snow in the near future, so I 
just acquired a jeep, of unknown vintage, to 

Fall 2010 

replace my tractor for plowing my driveway. 
Now to get it ready to do the job. It runs well 
but needs a gas tank. I talked with Henry 
Rogers the other day and all is well with him 
and his family. 

Charles Palmer died on July 7th, 2010. 1 
do not know any particulars. 

Don Bullock writes that he is happy to 
have air conditioning this hot summer. He 
has had several procedures to put stents in 
both legs, and reports great success. He can 
now walk miles with no pain. He is going 
to Germany to visit his daughter Pam, her 
husband, and two granddaughters. He is 
expecting to have a great time. 

Carl Gibbs, MD is looking wistfully at 
pictures of his grandchildren, and hoping 
they get as good an educational opportunity 
as he did. He is speculating optimistically 
about the future, but would appreciate global 
leadership help. He reports to be blessed with 
good health and a wretched disposition. He 
sends best wishes to all. 

Ed Dodge sent a photo of a foursome 
at Myopia Hunt Club for a golf game, 
hosted by Dick Osgood, which consisted of 
Bill Plumer, Ed Dodge, Bill King, and 
Dick Osgood. They shared stories of past 
Academy glories and talked about getting 
better results next alumni fund season. (Are 
you listening?) 

Donald Scott Tracy reports that the 
summer wasn't too hot in Rockport this year. 
They rented a house in Popham Beach that 
had plenty of room for the whole family to 
enjoy. One daughter made bread, and a son 
caught a striped bass that provided two meals 
for all. He got his first good tan in years, and 
enjoyed walks along the beach. Now he is 
back to work doing taxes, still for 2009, but 
also ones for 2005, 6, 7 ,8, and he is happy 
the taxes do not have his name on top of page 
one! They remain Happy Maine-ahs. His 

doctor recently told him he was more like age 
55 than 75, but it still hurts when he get out 
of the car after and hour or two drive. He is 
told one's age is calculated by the number of 
steps one takes from exiting the vehicle until 
walking fully erect. 

Arthur C. Bartlett reports "Still here in 
"The Lost Sierra" north of Lake Tahoe with 
winters in New Otherhouse, Oro Valley, A2. 
Nancy and I don't know which climate we like 
best. Jones and Bartlett Publishers still thrives 
without me. 

I guess this does it for this time. Maybe 
next time more of you will respond! 



Class Secretary Needed 

Richard A. Michelson reports: "I had 
my ankle replaced (result of 1984 climbing 
accident) in late January and consider it 
80% rehabilitated thanks to a good surgical 
procedure and an aggressive PT program. I 
expect to be back on skis this winter and plan 
to do my usual 1-2 month ski tour." 


George O. Gardner, III 

10 Winnatuxett Beach Road 

Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2127 


Peter Littlefield sent me a picture of 
Littefield, Sears, Leary, Tomkins and 
Beebe taken at reunions. He reports he is 
still sailing and volunteering at the Mystic 

James Dean, III 

PO Box 186 

South Berwick, ME 



Steve Bartow had a fine two weeks 
in Maine this summer visiting friends on 
Pemiquid Pt. He satisfied his Florida palate 
with Maine Lobsters, clams, and mussels. 

Hunt Blatchford was able to join his 
son in Byfield for his son's 25th reunion from 
GA. Together they visited their old school 
dorm rooms and exchanged corridor war 

Jim Dean and wife Dianne returned two 
months ago from an eight day bike trip in the 
Netherlands. The country was spectacular, 
the windmills energetic, and the tulips 

Tony Hawthorne notes that he very 
much enjoyed his trip to see Herb Hodos 
in Northampton, MA where they were joined 
by GDA classmates from the 50th Reunion 
at Amherst. Back on the West Coast he is 
frequently in contact with Bob Con kl in. 

John Henry alerted us that on Memorial 
Day weekend the Amherst 50th Reunion 
was hosted by Jackie and Tom Elders, Sara 
and Tim Healy, Dave Pennock, Reeves 
Strobel, Stan Rhodes, and Tom Urmy. 
John and his wife, Kate left the U.S. on August 
17 for a somewhat questionable month long 
trip to Thailand, Cambodia, and China. 

Herb Hodos and his Yale roommate 
Tony Hawthorne visiting from California 
were hosted to a brunch by their fellow GDA 
classmates from the Amherst 50th Reunion. 
All these old friends and spouses looked fit 

C\ A 


and happy. 

Joe MacLeod and wife Carolyn have 
sold their house in Southborough, MA 
and weathered the turmoil of moving out. 
They now live in a townhouse next door in 
Westborough, MA. They will soon be visiting 
Joe's brother in Colorado. 

Tony Miller and his wife Susan will be 
returning to the US for the 55th anniversary 
of the graduation of the C'56 at which time 
he wants to visit old friends and discuss 
another C'56 reunion in England. Tony had a 
summer family gathering for Susan's birthday 
in Tenneriffe. 

George Needham joined John Henry 
this summer in Naples, Florida for their 
annual golf and dinner competition. This 
year John won the match. 

Pete Renkert writes that he and his wife, 
Joanne continue to roam the West in search of 
good trout streams. And with his sailing yacht 
he again visited Steve Bartow in the Florida 
Keys. Pete has gained the title of "grouseman" 
because a ruffed grouse has accepted him 
as its mother, 
stories/201 0/jul/l 1 /ruff-neighborhood/ 

Stan Rhodes writes that the Amherst 
Reunion was a great opportunity to catch up 
on the lives of his old GDA classmates. He is 
hoping that the GDA C'56 friends will return 
to Byfield for their 55th Reunion in June. 
Eight grandchildren, some physics tutoring, 
and bridge twice a week keep him busy in his 

John Tisdale and his wife Thelma moved 
two years ago to Peabody, MA not far from 
the Byfield campus. Now that they are nearer 
to Governor's Academy, they would like to be 
included in any of the C'56 gatherings. 

John Wilson and Loraine recently 
visited St. Petersburg, Russia on a cruise. 
They particularly enjoyed the Hermitage 
Museum and sightseeing in Estonia. John 
points out that the Estonian language has no 
prepositions in it but it does have 14 noun 


Lyman A. Cousens, Mi 

4 Goodhue Road 
Boscawen, NH 03303-2500 


Class of 1957 (as slow as we are old) 
As we wind down from celebrating our 
51st Reunion and our 1st as members of the 
proverbial Old Guard, we wonder just who 
amongst us actually celebrated our 51st and 
1st? I think I was on the golf course. . . 

John Wichers sent along an email all 
the way across the Atlantic, reminding me 
that he does not live in Chichester, N.H. or 
any other Chichester in the world, other 
than Chichester, W. Sussex, UK. Mark that 
down on your holiday card list. Terri and 
Gene Bouley celebrated their 50th wedding 
anniversary... 50th! Like WOW!. Europe 
with visits to Rome, Venice, France, Italy 
and Turkey. Then with their 4 kids, spouses, 
10 grandchildren and a fiancee thrown in 
for good measure, the big celebration was 
held in the Outer Banks of N.C. I do believe 
Gene leads the league in 1 ) years married and 
2) number of grandchildren. And I'll bet he 
could more than hold his own today on the 
mats at GDA...ooops, GA. Jeff and Sandy 
Fitts have been traveling too — to Thailand 
for a round of golf (only 24 hours on a plane) 
and this summer to Italy and, a la Bouley, on a 
cruise around the Mediterranean. Our world 
traveler says "USA Still The Best". J. Perry 
Lunn sent along some great news: 1) his first 
grandchild has appeared, Scarlet Kathryn 
Lunn and 2 ) nephew Jonathan graduated #8 in 
his class of 1000 from the Air Force Academy. 
Perry has some physical issues which should 
not interfere with gaining grandkids, but it's 
doubtful he will catch Gene Bouley. Take 
care JP! F. St. John Richards moved into a 
townhouse recently, and after he and Louise 
got settled into their new digs, along comes 
youngest son to join them. F. did not say 

"three's a crowd", but I got the message. And 
on we go to George "Bucky" Starbuck. 
He and Pam spent the summer on their 
farm in Vermont, fishin' and foolin' around. 
Shortly they will be heading south via Lake 
Champlain, Hudson River and the Inland 
Waterway, all the way to Bermuda and points 
ever further towards the Carribean. Having 
spent some time on their boat at Reunion, 
I'd have to say that's a lifestyle I could deal 
with. Finally, I received a note from old friend 
Charles L. "King" Tutt, he of Broadmore 
fame. Charlie has sold his sports bar and is 
now retired from the hospitality business and 
from his service with lots of non-profits. I 
never knew it (bet you didn't either) but The 
King was President of the Pikes Peak Auto Hill 
Climb! Relax Charlie, and Enjoy! 

Thanks for your notes guys, it keeps me 
coming back. Lord willing and the creek 
don't rise I'm heading for GDA... damn! I 
did it again... G A, for the Annual Cardinal & 
White Day. GA vs. Rivers, just like Alabama 
vs. Florida; Texas vs. Oklahoma; Bowdoin vs. 
Bates. Stay well... 


Ralph E. Ardiff, Jr. 

238 Conant Street 

Danvers, MA 01923-2528 


Assistant Class Secretary MikeDunsford 
is working very hard making contact with 
some of our less communicative classmates. 
Recently Mike heard from Bob Kirkwood, 
who has apparently retired from Hewlett- 
Packard and is spending considerable time 
working on philanthropic endeavors. He is 
working with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy 
as well as the Northern Sierra Partnership. 
Mike plans to meet with Bob shortly and 
should have further information. Mike got 
together with Demi Read and learned that 
they had many things in common. They 

Class of 55 reunioners: Littlefield, 
Sears, Leary, Tomkins and Beebe. 

Hunt Blatchford '56 and Toma Blatchford, 

Grandson and Son of Sam B. '85, Fishing 

on Anticosti Island, Quebec Aug 2010 

David Williams and Jim Dean. 

both have springer spaniels, they drive the 
same make of car and both have been in 
commercial real estate for many years. More 
details next time. 

Max Brace is retired and spending 
considerable time with genealogy, and he 
even viewed the gravesite of an ancestor who 
fought in the Revolutionary War, a Captain 
Garett Putnam. He is doing more digging and 
should have his ancestry traced back to the 
earliest setders before long. 

Tom Grose is still spending time both 
in London and in Christmas Cove, Maine as 
well as spending about a month or so per year 
in Singapore. Lots of traveling for the Grose 
family. Tom recentiy bought a new sailboat 
(Beneteau 40), which he sails for fun and 

Jim Main is back to work in the travel 
industry and is enjoying it more than ever. 
Jim reminded us that our 55th reunion will 
also be GDA's 250th. He and Claudette are 
already planning to be in South Byfield for 
the celebration. 

Nuff Withington submitted the 
following report on the adventures of 
Harvey "Gump" Hayden: 

As some of us know, Harvey "Gump" 
Hayden drove his girlfriend, Pattie, her 
dog, and a 50 foot motor home from North 
Conway, XH to Alaska and back. He traveled 
with a caravan of 70-year-old plus geezers, 
and made the round trip relatively unscathed. 

I can't say the same for some poor chap 
along the Alaskan Highway. A young lad of 
27, Tyler Cavanaugh, along with his girlfriend 
tried to rob the old-timer convoy near 
Homer, Alaska. 

According to the Alaska State Police 
report, the Gump pulled Mr. Cavanaugh out 
of the window of one of the motor homes, 
and proceeded to continually body slam him 
to the ground. According to the police, the 
Gump said he learned his martial art from 
years of playing hockey the "old fashion" way. 
The reason for the continuous body slams 
was that he was waiting for the whistle, and 
the referees to break up the fight. 

As we remember Harvey's hockey history 
at GDA, he accumulated many penalty 
minutes for flattening anyone in front of the 

I suspect when Gump pulled Mr. 
Cavanaugh through the window, he most 
likely thought he had a hold of Cavanaugh's 

Anyway, Harvey and Pattie made it back 
to NH, and Harvey decided to turn Pattie into 
his wife instead of a girlfriend on October 16, 
2010. I asked Harvey if Mr. Cavanaugh was 
joining the wedding party, and the Gump 

assured me that Cavanaugh was making 
licenses plates in Homer, Alaska. 

If anyone is around North Conway, NH 
on October 1 6, stop in and watch Gump and 
Pattie drop the gloves and sticks and take the 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ralph E. Ardiff, Jr., Secretary 

Class of 1958 


Mirick Friend 

PO Box 540 

Mirror Lake, NH 03853-0540 


Walt Cannon writes that there is no 
real change in his life. He is now semi- 
retired and is co-director of the Stanford 
University Hospital operating rooms, which 
is demanding but easier than being an active 
thoracic surgeon. He has the responsibility of 
controlling the actions of 500 surgeons and 
anesthesiologists which is similar to herding 
cats but quite rewarding since he is a senior 
surgeon. All four children are married and he 
and Irene now have 10 grandchildren. Irene 
is now a retired physician. Still flying and 
gliding; he restored a 50 year old glider for 
the International Vintage Soaring meeting in 
the 2009 summer in Elmira, NY. This summer 
he flew in the National Sport Class glider 
championships in Parowan, Utah. Some of 
his flights were 250 miles in length and took 
him over Bryce and Zion National Parks. Bob 
Pouch informs us that he will be retiring from 
the NY State Military forces National Guard 
system. Susan and he are looking forward to 
more free time for family and travel after a 45 
year career in maritime and military sendee. 
They traveled to Antarctica and Chile last year 
and hope to visit Italy in 201 1. In September 
Jim Foley writes that he "got an e-mail 
from Lou Piatt's wife the other day and 
unfortunately he's not doing well at all. He is 
now bed-ridden. I suspect he will not make it 
to Christmas. This all started about a month 
after our reunion, and has progressed rapidly. 
Fortunately, I keep going along ok — the last 
scan (2 weeks ago) showed nothing positive 
but a possible area to watch [my oncologist 
is a stickler] and redo the CT-scan in Dec. 
Give a short pause for Louie." Peter Sherin 
e-mailed me that "he and Margy Sherin, 
traveling without son David, a senior analyst 
at Penn, Schoen, and Berland in New York 
City, visited China last March. A country of 
I A billion people gives a new meaning to the 

phrase "at the end of the line". In Shanghai, a 
city of 17 million people and not the largest in 
the country, there is a river way through the 
city much like the Esplanade in Boston. While 
a few hundred people may walk, jog, or relax 
during a weekend morning along the Charles 
River, at the Bund (Shanghai's Esplanade) we 
strolled with one million people enjoying the 
sunny Saturday and the beautiful view of old 
and new Shanghai. Other cities visited were 
Hong Hong (only eight million people but in 
the space the size of Boston), Chengdu (the 
pandas are cute and the Giant Buddha in the 
river cliff huge), Xi'an (the terracotta warriors 
are not to be missed), and Beijing (the center 
of China's amazing emergence into the 21st 
century where it is great to see the Great Wall 
started in 600 BC). For anyone who likes to 
travel, this country is 5 stars! Yes, the Chinese 
food is "Chinese food" and is delicious. But 
don't drink the water. 


John C. Elwell 

266 High Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950-3838 


Greetings to '60 Classmates, 

I didn't get much information this time 
from our classmates, but then a number of us 
exchanged stories and many remembrances at 
the reunion in June. Speaking of the reunion 
we had a very good turnout and in fact were 
honored for having the largest percentage of 
classmates at the reunion weekend. Way to go 
Class of '60!!! A special thanks to the members 
of Reunion Committee who contributed in 
so mam' different ways to the success of our 
50trh Reunion. 

For the reunion we invited the Masters 
who taught and guided us through our GDA 
years. Val Wilkie was able to join us for our 
Friday evening dinner and walked with us 
on Saturday for the Alumni Parade. We 
recognized the manv contributions Val made 
to our class and GDA by officially making 
him a member of our class. Val is still very 
active and directs a charitable organization 
in Texas. Seeing and talking with Val was like 
deja vu as he hasn't changed from his Byfield 

We heard from a number of the Masters 
who could not attend. As a way to honor our 
Masters, thanks to the efforts of Ellen Oliver, 
we presented them with a framed lithograph 
of the GDA campus. We also during the 
reunion had classmates record comments for 



each master on big cards. 

Bill Sperry called from Florida and 
wished all our classmates well. We chatted on 
the phone for about 20 minutes remembering 
old happenings and catching up on our 
respective careers. 

Ash Eames wrote "Thanks so much for 
your letter and comments. They were very 
much appreciated! And thanks so much for 
the picture of the Red Schoolhouse. My best 
to all of you!" 

Bob Anderson, whom I see from time 
to time, sent the following in a letter: "I 
was surprised and honored with your 
presentation that arrived recently. The 
picture of the Mansion House, and the 
personal comments from the class, were a 
pleasant surprise and caused me to reflect on 
my early years as a rookie teacher, coach, and 
dorm master at Governor Dummer. Thanks 
to students like you, your classmates, and the 
guidance of colleagues like Heb Evans and Bill 
Sperry, I somehow got through those early 
years. A special thanks to you all who were 
instrumental in reminding 'we ol fogies' that 
we do make an impact on our students. My 
sincere appreciation to you all for being a part 
of, and reminding me, of those wonderful 
years we shared together. Thank you!" 

John Witherspoon (I still want to call him 
Mr. Witherspoon.) wrote: "I just received a 
large carton of packing material in which was 
buried a framed photo of the Red Schoolhouse 
at Governor Dummer with a most flattering 
dedication to me and identification of 
the donor as the GDA class of 1960. It was 
accompanied by a sheet of hand written notes 
from a dozen members of the Class of 1960. 1 
was overwhelmed! To be remembered kindly 
after so many years touched me very deeply. 
Thank you so much!" 

And, I think I speak for all my classmates 
when I say Thank You to each and every 
Master who influenced our lives in so many 

And while I am passing out Thanks I 
would be remiss if I did not recognize GDAs 
Ellen Oliver, Director of the Annual Fund 
is one of her many responsibilities, who 

helped our reunion in so many different 
ways. We could not have had as successful a 
reunion without Ellen's efforts, counsel, and 
leadership. Ellen thanks for everything... you 
are awesome! 

Well. . . I think that is the news. As a result 
of the reunion we are trying stay connected 
and are planning a follow-up get-together the 
first week of November. Please let me know if 
you would like to attend. 

Let's try to keep in touch. . . 

Remember the porch light is still always 
on for you at 266 High Street. 

I'm on Facebook and Linkedln, so anyone on 
either of these who wants to know more on 
what's up with me can send me a friend or 
connection request. 




Thomas M. Mercer, Jr. 

5311 Edlen Drive 
Dallas, TX 75220-2101 


J. Stephen Sawyer 

202 South Fileys Road 

Dillsburg, PA 17019-9563 


Peter Boynton writes as follows: My big 
news is that I retired at the end of July from a 
ten-year "encore career" as a senior program 
officer with the federal government's 
Corporation for National and Community 
Service. In all I was a fed for 17 years when 
you add in my Peace Corps and USAID 
service in the 60's and 70's. In between I was 
at the Academy for Educational Development 
(AED) for 23 years. I've been keeping pretty 
busy with various projects around the house, 
including planning some remodeling, and 
Jacqui and I spent ten days at the Delaware 
shore with our children and grandchildren, 
returning just after Labor Day. My two 
daughters and one stepdaughter and their 
families live close by, as does Jacqui's mother, 
who just turned 88. I've received some 
inquiries about consulting, and expect to 
take on some short-term projects this fall. 


Thomas S. Tobey 

59W Portola Ave 

Los Altos, CA 94022-1209 

Many of our class responded to the 
news of the death of John Tarbell. John 
maintained a wonderful friendship with 
many over the years. His life approach to 
life was always genuine, enthusiastic and 
caring. Several of John's classmates from the 
Academy were there to support his wife, Anne 
and his daughter, Liza for a memorial service 
at St. James in NYC. The service was followed 
by a wonderful celebration of John's life at the 
Union Club of New York. On hand in support 
were GDA alumni Denis Golden, Tim 
McNally, Peter Butler, Darrel Hamric 
and Tom Tobey. It was a wonderful affair. 
Anne and Liza Tarbell are in our thoughts on 
a daily basis. At the same time I also spoke 
with Peter Machinist, Al "Peb" Rock, 
Ed Kleven, Stan Healy, Steve Kasnet, 
Dave Lorenson, John Davagian, Mark 
Johnson, Bill McPhee, Tay Vaughn, 
Colin Studds and Andy Whittemore. 

So what's happening in your neck of the 
woods? Speaking of woods you should all 
know that some of our 'mates find great solace 
in the out of doors. There is nothing boring 
about life in Ted and Ginny Moore's lives 
in Alaska these days. Ted writes " If you're 
feeling really, really bored you can check out 
some pictures from our recent kayak trip at 
the following: 
Just click on "Slideshow". You can change 
the number of seconds per slide - or do it 
manually if you want to go through them 
really fast. The technology available these days 
is a dream for a quarterly like the Archon. I 

Dave Williams is presented his Honorary 
Membership in the Class of '59 by Rick Friend 

Bob MacLaughlin - Lost at sea? That is a 
rather satisfied look 

Frank Bond and Bob James 

am glad that my kayak pictures prompted 
a number of nice responses. I had thought 
that friends coping with a hot summer in the 
"lower 48" might enjoy seeing the parallel 
universe of glaciers and icebergs that are part 
of our Alaskan summer. Ginny and I do feel 
incredibly fortunate to retain the good health 
that allows us to continue having these types 
of adventures. By comparison with overnight 
backpack trips, which my aging back has 
pretty much brought to an end, sea kayaking 
is a delight. It's pretty easy to stow a couple 
of weeks of food and camping gear into the 
boat, and once on the water little additional 
effort is required to move it around with us. 
Because of their shallow draft, relatively slow 
speed and seaworthiness sea kayaks are the 
ideal vessel for us to explore the interface 
between sea and land, where nature provides 
such an incredibly diverse environment for 
our enjoyment. 

Bob MacLaughlin chimed in recently 
He writes, "It's been a fabulous summer here 
on South Pond, featuring a record number 
of "Real Maine Days." Perfect weather for 
running, hiking, kayak-camping (see photo), 
and gardening. Moving around a lot indoors, 
too: still hooked on 5Rhythms ecstatic 
dancing and also flop around on my Total 
Gym. I work when I can fit it in, doing radio 
and TV commercials for a client I've had since 
1984. Most of my writing time these days is 
dedicated to poetry. Met a remarkable woman 
from Virginia at a 5Rhythms workshop here 
in May, and we've been chasing each other up 
and down the coast ever since. One day at a 
time; the single life is just fine, and I love living 
in Maine." 

Mac Donaldson writes, "Feel like I'm 
"coasting" a little bit right now. Retirement 
plans coming together, still just over a year 
away. Still immensely enjoying my job — this 
is a tough one! Looking forward to travel, time 
on my boat. My wife of 40+ years doing great, 
so are my two girls (40 and 38). Not much to 
complain about". If you recall, Mac and his 
wife, Nancy live in Beverly, MA where Mac 
has been Managing Director of Manchester 
Marine for at least 5 years. Mac also worked 
at Preservation Shipyard in Newburyport 
where he was involved in building a 40' cold 
molded certified passenger vessel replica of 
John Trumpy's "Aurora". Mac also owns a 20' 
Mako and numerous skiffs. 

Steve Kasnet, another sailing 
aficionado, also sees Mac at the boatyard 
on a regular basis. Steve wrote about John 
Tarbells' death in May. "I am amazed how this 
news has overwhelmed me today. Tarbs' ever- 
present paragon of health and well-being. I 
know we have lost others, but this event has 

put me in my place. I would appreciate a bit 
of background, especially after seeing him 
up here with mutual friends over the recent 

Ed Kleven is in Boston and has a great 
attitude despite his long time struggle with a 
long time illness. He is still managing a few 
athletes and enjoying it as well. 

Jim Gordon continues to maintain a 
wealth management business with Smith, 
Barney in Seattle. Jim is recovering from a 
home repair accident where he injured his 
ribs. Ouch! Jim and his wife, Marsha stay 
young looking after their three children. 

Frank Bond remains in Santa Fe, NM 
with hunting dogs, ranching, falconry and an 
active law practice keeping him as busy as ever. 
Frank is nearing his third term as the president 
of the International Association of Falconry, 
a passion since his days at Colorado College 
in the 60's. Frank had a guest recently who 
has been on my radar for a long time: Bob 
James. Bob and his wife live in Naples, FL 
although he maintains a real estate business in 
the Boston area. Bob and his wife are serious 
opera aficionado's and word has it that they 
saw 5 operas in Santa Fe in a recent visit. 

Peter and Alice Machinist report that 
they "had a good summer, but in terms of 
the beginning of school, which has come 
rather early for me, the summer went too 
quickly. Among its highlights was a two week 
trip to Spain both to attend a meeting — of 
Assyriologist(!) — in Barcelona and then 
to see a variety of cities, from Madrid to 
Granada. It was our first visit, and it was a 

Jim Gordon is as busy as he wants in 
his position of VP, Wealth Management with 
Smith Barney in the Wealth Management 
Group in Seattle. He is recovering from his "at 
home job" where he fell off a ladder and broke 
two ribs. He hopes to be back to working out 
soon. Jim and his wife, Marsha still reside in 
Woodenville, WA. 

Burke Leahey celebrated his birthday 
recently in Bonita Springs, FL. Ham Agnew, 
also a Florida resident, celebrated with Burke. 
Burke and Barb have also settled into a down 
sized residence in Duxbury, trading in their 
home on the water for something well-suited 
for the retired pair — a smaller home pretty 
darn close to the water! 

Howard Durfee wrote "completed 
an MBA and a Masters in Accounting at 
University of Texas (Dallas). I am opening my 
own office in Anna, Texas. My wife and I had 
lunch with Val Wilkie in June. 

Peter Butler writes,"In early June Marie 
and I spent a week in Cuba. It is a strange and 
wonderful country where much seems stuck 

in the 1950's. Living is tough in Cuba, and so 
much that we take for granted is unattainable 
there. We wore some of our older clothes and 
literally gave them the shirts off our backs 
when we left. We went on 'legal' trip through 
Miami as part of a humanitarian group 
with the Cuban Aids Foundation. Travel to 
Cuba should become easier in the next year 
or two. I highly recommend a visit before 
things change too much. In late June I gave 
Mt Rainier another try — my third. I still 
didn't get to the top. It is a tough mountain. 
Of eight climbers, only four summited. One 
of the other climbers who didn't make it has 
done three ironman triathlons. Three of our 
four guides had summited Mt Everest. The 
one who was helping me has summited seven 
times. I hope to do some climbing in New 
England next summer, and if all goes well I 
may be back for one more try. As I write this 
Marie and I are packing for a trip 17 day trip 
to Costa Rica. I was last there in 1968, so I 
expect a lot will have changed. As soon as 
we get back I have scheduled a 10k obstacle 
race which should be interesting. For this 
winter we have planned a long trip of almost 
three months. We are going south, but not 
necessarily to where it is warmer. Our plan is 
to spend Christmas about as far south as we 
can go near McMurdo Base in Antarctica." 

Cyrus Hoover and his wife, Deana 
reported in from their long time home 
outside of Tulsa, OK. Cy reports "We've had a 
long (too long) hot summer. It's still lingering 
and it's after the 15th. 2012? Will give it some 
serious thought. My youngest daughter, 
Margo, lives over on the west side from the 
Golden Gate Park and the ocean". 

J.B. Moore reports: "I have started 
playing music again, mostly bass but some 
guitar. I am now the bass player for TJ 
Hoarty, a blues and funk guitar virtuoso. I 
have played with Jahn Xavier (Richard Hell 
and the Voidoids, the Nitecaps) and the 
Bowertones*Charley Roth, bass, formerly 
with Ozzy Ozbourne and Rick Derringer, 
now in Denis Leary's band, the enablers) 
and the Lakeside Lounge on Ave B. Have also 
played sitting in on bass with Fausto Bozza, 
left, and Roger Bartlett (Jimmy Buffett's 
original lead guitarist) at the P&G Bar on the 
Upper Westside. Also played with The Steve 
Marshall Band at a block party in Woodside, 
Queens. My girlfriend, Stephanie Kasanof, 
is a retired CSW Therapist who has taught 
at Columbia Medical School and has retired 
due to MS. I do most of her shopping, taking 
her to appointments and occasional social 

Less than two years until our 50th 





Class Secretary Needed 

Robert F. Mann reports: "Selling real 
estate in Ft. Lauderdale but hoping to win the 
lotto-just got my first Social Security check at 
66. GDA was almost 50 years ago — time flies 


Peter C. Thomas 

600 Warren Road, Apt. 3-2F 

Ithaca, NY 14850-1809 


No news to report. 


Kenneth A. Linberg 

6766B Del Playa Drive 

Isla Vista, CA 931 17-4910 


Reunion 2010 was simply a great time! 
Unlike 2005 when the weather was beastly hot 
and humid, overcast skies, cool temperatures 
and even occasional drizzle made for a much 
more comfortable get together, although 
some outdoor activities were compromised 
in some cases. The Academy looked gorgeous: 
lush, verdant, and beautifully manicured. The 
Academy faculty and staff could hardly have 
been more cordial, enthusiastic, and attentive. 
Food and drink, not to mention special events 
and presentations, were plentiful. 

Chester Parasco and I drove up from 
Boston on Friday afternoon, opting, perhaps 
unwisely, to try a "new" motel in Ipswich 
in lieu of the dorms. New it was not, but 
adequate I suppose. In any event, we arrived 
on campus around 5 pm. Check-in was, as 
usual, in the Phillips building front entrance 
hall. While obtaining our packets, we could 
see that Charles and Carol Dunton were 
already engaged in spirited conversation 
with Tony Knapp, and we soon joined them 
where we as a group took up residence in the 
Cobb room amid the many poster displays 
of the various Reunion classes together with 
their respective copies of "The Milestone". As 
the cocktail hour commenced, we meandered 
out to the large tent erected on the lawn 
between the Phillips building and the 

Mansion House, which sheltered numerous 
tables heaped with a wide array of tasty hors 
d'oeuvres and the two cocktail stations busy 
all evening. Round tables were set up outside 
for the various Classes. (The weather co- 
operated and those notorious Byfield/Parker 
River mosquitoes kindly stayed away for the 
most part.) The 5 of us dutifully found our 
designated table and held court so to speak 
and began numerous trips back and forth to 
those well-supplied goodie tables. We were 
soon additionally graced by the ever-engaging 
couple: Dudley Glover and Geri Larsen 
with whom we all spent a most enjoyable 
evening and meal. Collectively we kept our 
eyes open for Russell Thomas and his sister 
who had so enjoyed the last Reunion and 
were looking forward to this one as well. It 
was only the next morning when we learned 
that they had both been stricken with food 
poisoning Thursday evening which doomed 
their participation in the Weekend. We were 
all bummed... 

Fleeing our motel the next morning, 
Chester and I showed up for breakfast 
in the Jacob Dining Hall in the Phillips 
building where Tony, Charles and Carol had 
already commandeered a table. At 10 am we 
dutifully assembled near the Milestone for 
the traditional Parade of Classes. Charles 
and Tony were 'cordially invited' to carry the 
ends of the Class of 1965 banner and Chester 
and I marched behind it and in between 
them. The 4 of us did our best to represent 
the rest of you, but we were a motley, if 
individualized crew compared to the spirited 
and numerous members of the Class of 1960 
in their matching and natty preppy attire. But 
we had fun and we had a cheering section on 
the sidelines in the person of Carol Dunton 
herself! We filed down the street to the 
recently refurbished Thomson Performing 
Arts Center for the Annual Meeting and 

Concert. Lunch ensued and, miraculously, 
more classmates materialized! Hurrah! 
Joining us at that juncture were Dudley, Class 
Agent Jeff Kane, Brad Dorsey, Arnie 
Morton (looking for that mythical Golf 
game!), and Jim and Ellen McGuire. As in 
the past, we unceremoniously pushed those 
round tables together, took up residence, and 
savored each other's company. Eventually 
we got up, broke into smaller pairings, and 
wandered off to various campus destinations. 
Tony and Charles, for instance, tried croquet 
and horseshoes (with wine tasting nicely 
organized by John Mercer '64) on the 
Mansion House Lawn, while several of us 
headed to check out the impressive indoor 
skating rink in the new Whiston-Bragdon 
Arena (see photo). Ultimately most of us 
wound up in the inviting French Student 
Center primarily in the Bookstore or in an 
adjoining lounge replete with more food 
and drink and a huge flat screen TV around 
which numerous Reunioneers from many 
Classes were assembled taking in the USA- 
UK World Cup match, and getting acquainted 
with the hypnotic drone of those vuvuzelas. 
We all just continued to visit and catch up. 
Brad and Arnie later bade farewell while the 
rest of us wended our way to the Tent again 
for Happy Hour before the various Classes 
walked to their assigned Dinner venues. 
We joined other "older" Classes in what we 
knew as the Library in the Frost Building - 
a room long devoid of bookshelves and now 
housing a buffet and bar at one end with 
attractively decorated round tables for the 
different Classes present. Geri Larsen was 
able to rejoin the group and once again we 
pushed those tables together, set our banner 
up in front, and let good times roll! A fun 
and special evening. Although Chester and I 
had to make it back to that motel, turns out 
that, as we were told the next day, our Class 

Members of the Class of 1965 tour the Whiston-Bragdon Arena 

was well represented late into the evening 
on the dance floor under that outdoor tent! 
Evidently some smooth moves! 

The next morning Chester and I found 
the core group at the Farewell Brunch again 
in the Jacob Dining Hall. More laughs, 
conversation, and farewells. What a great 
time it had been and we savored it all the 
more the next few days as Chester and I and 
the Duntons later that day met in Hyannis 
before departing for Nantucket once again 
for some decompression at their relaxing and 
charming home on the Grey Lady. 

Among those Class members who 
normally attend these occasions but could 
not this year was Eric and Dianne Shepherd 
who early on knew he could not attend 
because on that particular weekend he was 
being installed in his new South Carolina 
Parish. Congratulations Eric. We missed you 
both but are delighted with your pledge to 
make the next one. I hope a lot of you others 
will make a similar effort as well — it really is 
a heart warming experience and, after all, in 
2015 it will be our 50th!! 




James T. Connolly, Jr. 

47 Green Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950-2646 


Manley Applegate writes from 
Sewickley, Pennsylvania that he and Cathie 
now have two grandsons, Oscar, who is 5 
and lives in Vancouver, British Colombia, 
and Alfred who is 4 and lives on Nantucket. 
Manley sends us his best wishes and says he 
occasionally sees Bob Burnham. 

Ford Schumann emailed me to update 
us on what he calls the three G's (guitar, golf 
& garbage). This weekend his band, Ford & 
friends will be opened for the headliner band 
at the Rock Hall Fall Fest. Last week he got 
2nd net of his age group (he won 1st net 
overall last year) in the DelMarVa Peninsula 
Golf Association Senior Amateur. The non- 
profit organization he founded 22 years ago, 
Infinity Recycling, is working hard trying 
to fill the void left when the neighboring 
county, Kent, folded its program of serving 
all residences and most businesses for free. It 
slopped on June 25 and Ford is almost caught 
up 3 months later. 

Greg Kelliher sent along the following 
note: "\ot sure how much, if any, of this 
you know but I have been retired from 
PricewaterhouseCoopers now for just 

over 5 years and am teaching one course 
in accounting at UMass-Amherst to keep 
myself busy. Joanne and I celebrated our 
40th last year and have two children and 5 
grandchildren. We have been in Western Mass 
(Northampton) since I was discharged from 
the Army in 1972. 1 do not play much golf any 
longer (which many regard as a positive) as 
Joanne and I keep a sailboat in Rhode Island 
where we spend most of our summers but 
we do get back to the Byfield area a few times 
during the year to visit what family we have 
left in that area. By the way, not sure if you saw 
this, but as I was "channel-surfing" the other 
day I came across Cal Mackenzie testifying 
before Congress regarding impeachment of a 
Louisiana judge." 

I took care of the dog in Newburyport 
while my wife, Grace, and eldest daughter, 
Cristina, spent 40 days in the summer 
walking the 800 kilometer Camino De 
Santiago from France through Spain. Cristina 
left for a doctoral program in Economics 
at Ohio State, so Grace has me toiling up 
the New Hampshire 4000 footer peaks on 
the weekends. I am going to spare you any 
pictures of me on the mountain, but please 
send me some of yours for the Spring Archon. 


Bennett H. Beach 

7207 Denton Road 

Bethesda, MD 20814-2335 


The Class of '67 Grandfathers Club is 
printing membership cards at a furious pace. 
Bill Haggerty fought his way through one of 
last winter's storms to catch a flight to Florida 
and get a first look at young Caylee Anne, 
presented by daughter Erin. In August Dan 
Morgan hopped a jet for St. Lou to meet 
Annie, born to Mayo '97. Ward Westhafer 
and Barbara are trying to keep up with two 
young granddaughters: Jahlissa and Abby. 
Carter Evans reports that his two sons 
have produced three grandchildren: Sophie, 
Wes, and Carter III. Trying not to look too 
grandfatherly, Carter had his varicose veins 
zapped and said, "You can look for me in 
Playgirl!" David Marsh insists that his first 
grandchild, Amelia Rose Marsh, is "more fun 
than an 18-hour flight!" He was preparing to 
fly to Zambia and China on behalf of "Save 
the (other) Children." 

Taking a page from Jeff Wood, 
grandfather-of-six Bill Dougherty is 
working with a former professor on two 

books, one on the financial crisis and the 
other (a college text) on corporate treasury 
management. In addition, he's been advising 
families on wealth management issues. 

If you need a book by Christmas, help 
is on the way from our sole Canadian. "My 
book Closing the Railroad Frontier is to 
be published by the High Green Press in 
November," Anne-Marie Laverty reports. 
"This is the perfect gift for all those who are 
consumed with curiosity to know whether or 
not the Turnerian Thesis is exemplified in the 
railroad-oriented fiction, poetry, and creative 
nonfiction of the American Gilded Age. But 
I'm not going to give away the ending here." 

Retirement is going just fine for Cap 
Purinton, and Jane has now retired from 
teaching, so they have more time to hit the 
links together. Cap is studying Tai Chi and 
is repairing and restoring model ships part- 
time at Piel Craftsmen in Newburyport. 

Don Congdon reports from Dover, 
N.H., that he still has the same girl friend and 
is a volunteer driver for a friend. 

Sid Bird has been cruising northern 
New England's roads, too. He reports: "I got 
my mother's 1966 Buick Skylark convertible 
on the road and drove it all summer. It's 
incredible driving such a car around, but 
cars were dangerous in those days. Seems like 
50 is 100 mph." Sid showed off the Skylark 
in Owlshead, Maine, at the Transportation 
Museum's roaring 60's car show. 

Doug Curtis reports that his business, 
Guidewire Technologies, is having a record 
year. "It's a good thing I chose medical rather 
than some form of plastics manufacturing," 
he says. It was also a great year for his garden. 
Doug will be in London in January to see 
daughter Lindsay '97 get married. 

Our two surviving Waterville Wonders 
were in Chestnut Hill, Mass., on May 22. Ray 
Huard married Michele Talbot under the 
watchful eye of Bill Alfond. 

Gene Romero spent his summer 
recovering from a twice-broken leg and then 
had to learn how to walk again. That gave 
him more time to read, and he has offered 
to send classmates a list of recommended 
books, at no charge. In September Gene flew 
to Colorado Springs to attend a conference 
for late-deafened adults. 

Web Pearce is keeping busy releasing 
new products for Palm, which is now part 
of HP (Hewlett Packard). He and Donna are 
expanding their home in Hollister, California. 

Roger Block and Amy continue to 
spend much of their time on open water. 
They are on their way to Cartagena, hoping 
to arrive by Christmas. Then they will start 
a Pacific crossing. You can find pictures and 



logs of their travels at 

Our list of autumn sailors also includes 
Mardi and Rich Brayton, who spent three 
months this fall sailing from the Bay Area to 
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and back. 

With his wife, Kathy, Jeff Forte spent the 
summer on their 55-foot trawler on the high 
lakes of the Rideau Canal system in Ontario. 
They took a break in September to attend 
Burning Man, the wild festival in the desert 
north of Reno. Pressed to talk about his two 
grandchildren, Jeff noted that they were just 
awarded the "Most Amazing Children in the 
World" trophy for the third year in a row. 

Bart and Paul Hemmerich rode their 
bikes the length of New Hampshire and then 
the length of Vermont last summer. But in 
July, Paul pulled his back and had to sit on 
the sidelines for a while. 

Another northern New Englander testing 
his old body is Stanley Greenberg, who 
says: "The challenge is on to every '67er to 
hike Mt. Katahdin's Baxter Peak via the Knife's 
Edge trail, either ascending or descending. No 
matter you did it 30 years ago. I brought my 
boys this year, for their first time, and it was 
a lot harder and scarier than I remembered. 
Who will match this old man?" 

Maybe Alan Rothfeld will. From 
southern California he reports: "The San 
Gabriels are largely closed due to the fires 
last year, so I've been exploring the Santa 
Monica Mountains. There's no comparison 
between the 10,000-foot "real mountains" 
and the 3000-foot Santa Monicas, but it's sure 
a lot less demanding." Alan has increased his 
teaching load at the Claremont Colleges. 

Lew Rumford forced himself to spend 
five straight weeks of summer out of the office 
so that he and Fran could relax in western 
Pennsylvania. "I found I got used to it very 
quickly," Lew reports. "This vacation could 
become a habit." He spent time flyfishing, 
shooting clay pigeons, and golfing. "I'm 
trying to learn some new things in my old 
age," he explains. All three kids were in Asia. 

"I guess cruises are what retirees do," says 
George Swift. He and Gayle and daughter 

Casey took a cruise through Alaska's Inner 
Passage (mostly Tongass National Forest) and 
loved it. The Nile may be next. 

In August, Gardner Sisk picked up 
a daughter-in-law. Once the newlyweds 
headed off to Hawaii, Gardner returned to 
the links to continue preparing for his annual 
showdown with Bill Alfond at Eaglebrook. 
The wedding, in Manchester, Mass., was 
videotaped by Rem Clark, who did about 
ten weddings over the summer as he prepared 
to celebrate his 40th wedding anniversary. 
Meanwhile, he continued to help frustrated 
Red Sox fans stay hydrated at the Cask'n 

The spirit of Heb Evans was alive and 
well at last May's NCAA Division 1 lacrosse 
championship in Baltimore, where Don 
Gay was one of the refs. During the season 
he spent six weeks traveling between Notre 
Dame and Rutgers and as far north as 
Traverse City, Michigan, officiating. He made 
it to Boston, too, to attend Emily's family 
reunion. Speaking of reunions, our 40th is 
just 18 months away. 

Mac Barnes continues to help the 
people of Haiti. On September 30, he made 
his fifth post-earthquake trip there, with 
Anne. He reports: "So far we have served over 
150,000 meals in Carrefour. The place is still 
a wreck with about a million people living in 
tents, all very miserable. But we look for the 
right people and help them, and they help 
others. This year we will send 60+ children to 
school." For more info: 


Ted Nahil 

320 SW Panther Terrace 

Port St. Lucie, FL 34953-8201 


As many of you know, Dan Look has 
abandoned his post as class secretary and 
agent to give his undivided attention to 

his new position on the Alumni Council, 
president. Dan and I have been on the council 
for the past two years. He's asked me to take 
the reins and I have gratefully accepted. I 
don't take this task on lightly as I have Grande 
shoes to fill, so here goes. . . 

On July 28th, Jay Worthen, Chris 
Page, Wayne Barbarojim Rudolph, Art 
Veasey, CF Spang, Steve Robinson and I 
gathered at Stripers to celebrate Bill Degen's 
life partnership with Mary Lou Craig. Art 
and Marc Tucker put it all together but 
Tuck was forced to miss the actual event due 
to a personal issue that arose — no worries, 
everything's fine. Veas did a great job as the 
fill-in host for the evening. We shared some 
laughs, talked about old times and tried to 
warn Bill about what he was getting himself 
into after all these years as a bachelor. I'm 
pretty sure it all fell on deaf ears — he's smitten 
with a wonderful woman and we all wish the 
both of them the best! Veas also informed us 
that JBO has published his fifth book, Tree of 
Life. Art says, "It's a truly wonderful book of 
essays and verses that captures his wit, wisdom 
and subtle understanding of life's meaningful 
treasures." JBO told him he would have loved 
to give them away but he hasn't received any 
Obama stimulus money. . . 

Earlier in July, Charles Johnson, Tuck, 
Chris Page and Steve Parker gathered 
at the Johnson summer place in Harwich 
for a BBQ. Charles writes, "Our summer is 
relatively shor — essentially 1/2 of May, June 
& July — as Spencer started seventh grade on 
8/5. We had a small but wonderful group of 
"68s" consisting of Marc Tucker, Chris Page 
and Steve Parker at our house. Several folks 
had to cancel at the last moment, but at least 
we didn't run out of BBQ & beer. Laura, 
Spencer, Nimue & I made a side excursion to 
South Burlington, Vt. on our way up to the 
Cape. We enjoyed visits to Ben & Jerry's, the 
Vermont Teddy Bear factory and Shelburne 
Farms. A nice quiet uneventful relaxing 
summer in spite of the Kentucky heat." He 
also says that Chris looks just he did at GDA, 
Steve looks good, and Tuck "...carries his 

Gay refs college and high school lacrosse — and 
still sings at concerts. 

Chuck Johnson's daughter and new 

Harry Kangis and spouse Julia Hawgood at 
Alaska's Lake Clark National Park; stylishly ready 
for stalking bears at Silver Salmon Creek lodge 

advanced age well." Ouch! 

Steve Parker sent this note in. "On April 
1, 2009 I had a very large stroke. The doctors 
believe my stroke was provoked by long 
distance air travel to and from Asia. For April 
2009 I was at MGH ICU. During May and 
June of 2009 1 was at in-patient rehabilitation 
in Natick, MA. The stroke left my left side 
paralyzed. Little by little I have regained some 
use of my left leg. I generally can ambulate 
from point A to point B. Currently, I go to 
out-patient therapy 2 or 3 times per week. 
I'm working to learn to walk, use stairs and 
develop some useful movements with my 
left arm and hand. I volunteer at the local 
library one da}' per week. I enjoyed the visit 
at Charles' home on the Cape. It was a nice, 
pleasant visit." We're all wishing you a strong 
recover}', Steve. 

William Black tells me that he and his 
wife are living outside of Memphis. He's 
recentiy stopped special ed tutoring and is 
"pretty much retired — except for my hobbies, 
which are considerable." 

Rob Lord's son, Sam, successfully 
defended his thesis at Stanford this past 
spring to earn a PhD in Chemistry. He's 
begun post-doc work at Berkley. His younger 
son, Jackson, is a geographer for a Palo Alto 
firm doing wind energy. Rob sends his best 
to everyone. 

Chuck Johnson welcomed a new 
granddaughter, Katherine Mallory Jaynes, 
on August 11th. He says that, like many of 
us, he's hit the big 6-0 this year and is going 
through the requisite barrage of medical tests 
to make sure things are still OK. So far, no 
negative news. 

Harry Kangis says hello and provided 
this update on life in Cincinnati. "Life for 
me in year nine of "semi" retirement remains 
both busy and fulfilling. My work as a strategic 
planning consultant (see is 
never boring, and my two largest clients at 
present (New Balance and Dunkin' Donuts) 
make me feel right at home as a New England 
Boy. For the past year I have been the Board 
Chair for the Ohio Nature Conservancy and 
also Chair the Nature Conservancy's national 
marketing advisory board, working on fresh 
water and forest preservation and how to 
adapt to the inevitable effects of global 
climate change. My work as a board member 
o( Episcopal Retirement Homes is also giving 
me very helpful insight to what is ahead for 
all of us in the next quarter century. Last year 
I started to pay back the many golf outings 
with my grandfather by taking my 1 5 year old 

ittle grandson to golf school at Whistler, 
B.C. and am now playing regularly with my 
7 year old grandson in Cincinnati. I Ic insists 

Fall 2010 

on hitting every shot and scored a 121 last 
week — now that is humbling. Julia and I just 
returned from bear and whale watching in 
Alaska's four coastal national parks — we have 
now hiked in and photographed 51 of the 
U.S.'s 57 scenic national parks. We're hoping 
to see the rest in 20 1 1 while our knees and hips 
hold out. We have three empty bedrooms if 
anyone ever finds themselves passing through 
Cincinnati Park; stylishly ready for stalking 
bears at Silver Salmon Creek lodge. 

Ned Bennett has sold his big house on 
the Cape and has moved to Florida, across the 
state from me, to Saint James City. 

Rick Haas has moved back to Gilford, 
NH, after ten years in the Annapolis and DC 
area. He says he's planning to ski a body part 
off this winter, whatever that means. And, 
he's headed to Amsterdam in November to 
celebrate his 60th with his son, Ry. He wants 
to know if anyone needs anything. 

Dan Ogg sent a note to Veas about the 
article he wrote for the Spring 2010 issue 
of the Archon, and says, "Your wonderful 
article has arrived. It is very well written and 
moves along easily. The pictures were great. 
R Lord's understanding of red dog origins 
is more objective than mine for sure and of 
course Heb's wisdom always kept us going. 
My wife enjoyed the article and learned a bit 
more about our class. I have finished my stint 
in Tok as a magistrate and am back home in 
Kodiak getting ready for fishing. My travels 
to Tok will be less often and full of berry 
picking, gold panning in the Forty Mile gold 
country, and warm times in the cabin at 60 
below watching the northern lights. Is that 
picture of you, Rudy and Jay taken in the 
waters of Boothbay Harbah on your sailboat? 
If so it brings back fond memories of youth. 
Great pictures of Tuck. Give my best to all." 

After years of reading about everyone else 
twice a year, and since I'm now responsible 

for hounding the 68-ers for their updates, 
111 finish with my own. My wife, Terry, and 
I have just started our ninth year in the 
Sunshine State. Our daughter, son-in-law 
and 2-1/2 year old grandson live nearby and 
it's wonderful to be so close and watch our 
family grow. Our son, daughter-in-law, and 
eight-month old granddaughter live south of 
Denver so we make frequent trips out west to 
visit. We lived there for ten years and loved 
it. Hopefully one of these days we'll become 
true snowbirds and split our time between 
south Florida and Denver. I have spent over a 
quarter of a century in broadcast engineering 
and in 2000, went into the sales end of the 
business working for a manufacturer. I now 
have the entire east coast as a territory which 
means I get back to New England relatively 
frequently. Our company manufactures FM 
and TV antennas, and designs and builds 
broadcast towers. 

As a final note I have to say, on behalf of 
all of us, congratulations to Dan on being 
elected president of the Alumni Council. 
It's been an honor, and OK, a lot of fun, 
too, serving on the council with him (and 
everyone else) these past two years and I 
know he has the energy, even at our age, to 
pick up where Chris D'Orio '88 left off and 
keep the council moving forward. Good luck 
and knock 'em dead! 

That's a wrap for now. Keep the cards, 
letters and emails coming over the next few 
months so I can keep up with all that's going 
on. Happy big 6-0 to all of us this year! 

Left to right: Chris Page, Ted Nahil, Steve Robinson, Art Veasey, C.F. Spang, The Guest of Honor Billy 
Degen, Jim Rudolph, Jay Worthen and Wayne Barbara 

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Jeffrey L. Gordon 

Slocum, Gordon & Co. 

39 Mill Street 

Newport, Rl 02840-3016 


Josh Miner wrote in to say that his 
daughter Lea '96 was married this summer 
in Gloucester and will return back to her 
home in Alaska where she has lived for 10 
years. His son, Josh '98, shows no signs of 
settling down, although I know he is a fine 
fly fisherman. Josh has replaced a hip this 
summer and is working his way back into 
shape. Josh's wife, Mary, retired after 15 years 
as a nurse at the GA health center. 

Jon Williams is putting off retirement 
for the duration. He has just started his largest 
single building project ever in this otherwise 
dismal market. He said he had a great day 
skiing in Colorado with Tim Tenney and his 
son, Thomas, this past spring. 

Peter Wheeler writes that he has 
completed his 27th year at Commonwealth 
Financial Network where he is President, 
overseeing Human Resources and the 
Compliance and Legal departments. He and his 
wife live in Weston, Ma and have three children. 
Pete still skis and surfs as often as he can. 

David Forbes and his wife, Julie, came 
to my daughter's wedding in Newport last 
summer. David is my son's godfather and 
it was great fun having them here to help 
celebrate. Between our two families, we have 
four Springer Spaniels, so when we are all 
together, the fur flies! 

Bill Strider wrote in recently to say hello 
and to say that he had a recent conversation 
with Fred Lang. Bill and Fred were 
roommates at Harvard. Both are well and 
send their regards to everyone in the class. 

Tim Tenney came through Newport last 

month for lunch after spending some time 
on the Cape where he had just played some 
golf with the O'Leary boys. I looked for a 
restaurant that sold Pepsi, but we had to settle 
for the competition drink. 

I spoke with Peter Dorsey recently and 
he told me that his daughter, Eliza, who is now 
a freshman at Governor's, has just made the 
girls varsity soccer team and is in a starting 
position. Pete is a certainly a loyal Govie. His 
older brother, Brad '65, is an alumnus, and 
along with Eliza, his son, George '08, also 
attended and is now at Wake Forest. Eliza is 
my god-daughter, so I am delighted to be able 
to see her on occasional visits to campus. 

Nat Follansbee sent a note saying that 
he just returned to Loomis Chaffee in the 
role of Associate Head for External Relations. 
Nat had recently completed a consulting 
assignment for The Governor's Academy 
Board of Trustees this summer in Newport. 


Terry E. Nolan 

4377 Briers Way 

Stone Mountain, GA 30083-6209 

Randy Whitney '70 and family had 
a busy summer, ending as they celebrated 
daughter Catherine's '01 wedding in 
Camden, Maine. Spectacular weather, a poised 
and beautiful bride, and brother Alex '05 
made it a weekend to remember. Catherine 
and husband, Ben live in Somerville, MA. 




James S. Fleming 

9 Red Coat Lane 

Redding, CT 06896-1 623 


David Lampert, Jr. 

7 Nortons Point 

Manchester, MA 01944-1432 

Jeff Molitor writes "A big change 
coming up for the Molitors... Nancy and I 
are moving to London (that's England, not 
Ontario) where I will be leading Vanguard's 
investment team for the next 4-5 years. A 
great adventure for "empty nesters". Dave 
Shove regrets that a class get-together did 
not occur at his Maine vacation place in 20 1 0, 
but he says that next year (the 40th ) is a real 
possibility. Volunteers to organize this event 
should contact Dave. 


Joan, Alex '05, Catherine '01 and Randy Whitney '70 

Geoffrey A. Durham 

504 Roosevelt Drive 

Libertyville, IL 60048-3120 


Sarah (Ewell) Smith writes she has 
officially retired from Sue Rioux Designs after 
15 years. She now heads up 20 volunteers 
with the AARP/Tax-aide program January 
through April. Summers are busy with their 
weekly rental on Kezar Lake as she is the 
chambermaid. Thankful our own camp is 
next door so I do get to enjoy time at the lake! 

Peter Franklin writes that on Friday 
evening June 10th, a bunch of us got together 
for drinks, dinner and lots of laughs at The 
Black Cow Restaurant in Newburyport. 
Along with yours truly, attendees included 
Jim Irving (who, by far, traveled the farthest), 
Kevin Kearney, Paul "Yogi" Commito, 
Peter Conway, Bob "Can you wrap the 
burger?" Jablonski, Bob Murphy, Bill 
Frost and two of my old hardball teammates 
from the Class of '74, Bill Skaff and E. 
Scott Williams. Several of us stuck around 
on Saturday to play in an informal alumni 
baseball game. Highlights included Commito 
bravely donning the "tools of ignorance" 
behind the plate (sadly, he may be forced back 
into retirement due to a late-game stumble / 
wrist injury), Kearnbomb doing his best 
Augie Donatelli imitation while calling balls 
and strikes (no ejections, though) and Billy 
Frost (by the way, still a highly ranked tennis 
player), presuming he was showing up for 
a softball game, grabbing a uniform and 
proving once again to be the finest athlete in 
our tired, ageing class. A terrific weekend with 
all of us looking forward to sharing more 
good times together at the 2012 Reunion. 

Peter Conway was sure you heard by 
adding: "Hey, Kid Frank, tell Geoff about our 
impromptu '72 reunion!!!!!!" 

Jim Tikellis wants everyone to know he 
recently moved just south of Atlanta to take a 
position with Piedmont Healthcare. 

Bill Frost adds, "all is well in Beverly, 
MA. I'm retired. Haven't taught tennis in 
almost 10 years. Got into playing it more than 
ever. Doing ok in the rankings — here and in 
Florida. Spend half the year here and the other 
half in Florida. Actually went to GDA for a 
reunion of sorts and dinner in Newburyport 
with a few from '72. Frank, Irv, Kearnbomb, 
Goon, Murph, Commito & others. Played a 
little baseball game too. It was a good time. 
I also see Bill Duryea often in the summer. 
Actually saw John dayman from '71. Has 
me thinking about dropping in to that 40th 
reunion next year. It would be neat to see 
some of those guys that I was supposed to 
graduate with. So I might do two 40th's. Other 
than this I've done a little world traveling. To 
Australia, South Africa and next May we're 
going to China." Life is pretty damn good. 

Things are going fine in the Durham 
household as well. My wife, Jana, still is 
heavily involved volunteering for the Girl 
Scouts. With the Spring Camporee behind 
her, she now is working on fall registration 
and the fall product sale. Her bowling league 
has started. Daughter, Andrea, is working and 
in the area. She stops by for dinner at least 
once a week. The family went to Wyoming this 
summer for a family reunion and to spread 
my father's ashes. Brother, Wil Durham, '69, 
and the other siblings and their kids and their 
kids were there. Near thirty-something in all. 
I keep busy volunteering in the local ER two 
days a week and have added working in the 
cat room (60 cats) at the local no-kill shelter. 
Still doing docent work at the Stevenson 
home nearby when there are tours. Still spend 

some time helping Mom, 87, too. The golf 
game is improved now that I play 18 every 
week. Retirement is great and as you can see, 
I keep busy. The fortieth is not that far away. 
Keep those cards and e-mails coming —" — with your 


Ian B. Chisholm 

140 Catkin Drive 

South Burlington, VT 05403-3002 


I hope you all enjoyed the hot summer 
this year, here in Burlington it was like an 
oven, with air quality that was very poor 
and quoting Bill Bryson, "it felt like the hot 
breath of a dog" when you stepped out of an 
air conditioned environment. Not our typical 
Vermont summer at all, but enough about 
the weather. 

We lost Gary Haselton back in March 
and there were two memorial services held, 
the first at his home on Malletts Bay in 
Colchester, Vermont. The second service 
was held at his summer house in Boothbay 
Harbor, Maine. Photos can be seen at Donations in 
Gary's name can be made to the National 
Foundation for Transplants, 5350 Poplar 
Ave., Suite 430, Memphis, Tenn. 38 11 9. 

The surprise at Boothbay was Tony Hall, 
who was very moved by Gary's passing (I 
had to use just the highlights due to space 
limitations): "Just got back from a weekend 
in Maine, where we went to get a view of 
the ocean, buy some clam chowder and to 
attend Gary Haselton's memorial service 
in Boothbay Harbor. To describe the spirit 

of the event, the family more or less threw 
a nice bash for Gary, because doing a bit of 
the bash was what Gary enjoyed. Turned 
out, lots of people enjoyed sharing his life 
and there was quite a crowd on hand and 
the bash was tasteful and sweet with photo 
albums on coffee tables and a slide show set 
up on the television screen concerning his 
childhood, marriage, raising a family, and 
his days at GDA. His kids, invariably, have 
the Haselton jawline and Cyndi's European 
flavored beauty and Gary's charm and 
Cyndi's penchant for political debate; and the 
bottom-line Haselton trait of making people 
feel comfortable. Gary wished to have his 
ashes scattered at sea, in Boothbay Harbor. 
He had a flair for the occasion and directed 
the family to build a small boat to contain 
his ashes, which was pushed out to sea and 
set ablaze - an old Norse ritual that he knew 
about and that appealed to him. Hardly a 
surprise, they played two Grateful Dead songs 
as the floating funeral pyre burned — "Ripple" 
and "He's Gone". In terms of GDA family, I 
went up with one of my 13 year old sons, who 
stood up well, considering, and then Cris and 
Robin Baker appeared, as they always seem 
to do: you rub your eyes and there they are. I 
came to Boothbay to say this: 

"Lay down, my dear brother. Lay down 
and take your rest. Won't you lay your head 
upon your savior's chest. I love you, but Jesus 
loves you the best. . .and I bid you goodnight." 
Good night — the parting song that the 
Grateful Dead used to close with sometimes." 

Walter Rivera writes, "I received your 
letter. The article in the Spring 2010 Archon 
on race relations at GDA was informative and 
relevant. I was surprised to see my picture 
on page 27 along with Woody Johnson 
and Rick Wynn. I am now in my 25th 
year of private practice in my own law firm 
in NYC. I collaborate with many lawyers 

Osprey - by Ian Chisholm '73. 

Dave Metcalf and his children; 
Jack, Sam and Maggie. 

Tony Hall and his boys aboard Buzz Goddard's 
Boat on the Vineyard this summer 



throughout the country on projects and am 
active on several boards. My younger son, 
Marcelo, graduated from Middle School in 
Pocantico Hills School and was voted the best 
all around student by the faculty. He is also 
a budding guitarist and played the guitar at 
the graduation. He is attending Fieldston in 
Riverdale, NY this fall. My best regards to the 
Class of 1973 and let me know if you are in 
town". We will do that Walter! 

Tim Crane writes, "Our family has 
moved back to the U.S. from Sweden after 3.5 
years. Holly (21 ) a junior at Williams College, 
Lily (17) a senior at Miss Hall School, and 
Patty and Tim back living in Windsor, Mass." 

I have been corresponding with our 
writing mentor, John Odgen, who has 
published some outstanding books of essays 
and narratives. His most recent is the Tree of 
Life, and it is a wonderful read. He has also 
written Into the Future., Bookcase Quilt Poems, 
A Harvard Half-Century and Inward Vision: 
Imaginative Writing. If you would like to 
purchase a book, or just say hello, John can 
be reached at and 
his mailing address is 5500 Williamsburg 
Landing Drive, Apt. 124, Williamsburg, VA 
23185. John would truly enjoy hearing from 
his former students. Oh, and the books are 
published by the Shrdlu Press. Ring any bells? 
His writing formula has saved my bacon 
quite a few times! 

Geoffrey White writes, "I am well 
and prospering here in Sydney, Australia. I 
have a new banjo made recently by a master 
craftsman here and WHAT a sound! Best 
one I ever had, cost a fortune but you should 
HEAR it! My kids are well, Brittany my 
eldest is a lawyer in Brisbane; my middle girl, 
Kiera, had a baby last year and I have an 18 
month old grandson named Aiden, and my 
youngest, Taysa, is an aspiring film maker. I 
am still doing Scientology after 35 years and 

it's fantastic as ever... please contact me at I'd love to 
hear from you!" 

Andrew McClellan writes," I have three 
sons, Louis, Ian and Nicholas, ages 13,12 and 
9, with wife Dawn, and have been living in the 
St. Louis area since I left NYC in 1992." 

Dave Metcalf writes," Just one 
update — I am now working with Virginia 
DOT to manage congestion on the Capital 
Beltway widening project and the new 
commuter rail line to Dulles Airport. If you 
or any classmates drive through the DC area 
and see the construction, think of me. The 
attached photo shows me with my crew of 
reluctant sandcastle builders. Kids are Jack, 
Sam and Maggie." 

As for yours truly, I am now in my ninth 
month of retirement and I'm really enjoying 
it. I'm back into photography and have had 
seven photos published this year in Vermont's 
only state wide newspaper. I have attached 
one of an Osprey eating a fish up in a tree, 
which I took out of the window of Joanne's 
car. Joanne and I took a three week vacation 
back to Newfoundland and Labrador again 
this year. It was a great trip up the Viking Trail 
from Deer Lake to the lanse aux meadows, 
where the Viking settlement was discovered in 
1960. The Vikings landed in Newfoundland 
500 years before Columbus set foot in the 
Bahamas. Being armed with this knowledge 
for the past 50 years, it makes me wonder why 
we still celebrate Columbus Day. The ruts are 
deep, as they say. 




Walter Rivera's son, Marcelo, with his proud parents at his Middle School graduation this past spring. 

Pamela Jo McElroy Toner 

223 Riverside Drive 

Fairfield, CT 06824-6930 


E-mail is a wonderful tool! Thank you 
to everyone who responded. It seems the 
overriding theme for our class is "empty 
nesters." WOW! Hard to believe. I still have 
six more years with my youngest, Allison, a 
junior at the Convent of the Sacred Heart 
in Greenwich still at home and my oldest, 
Carolyn, a freshman at Trinity College in 
Hartford. Please make sure to send me 
your e-mail address and to "friend" me 
on Facebook. These tools make staying in 
contact so easy. Here is the news: 

Kim Potter Navarre from Montreal, 
Canada, writes "We have become travelers 
since we became empty nesters. After all, 
what DO you do without every minute taken 
up by your children? We adored Istanbul and 
the Cappadochia region and I highly suggest 
Turkey as a destination. In Italy, Pompeii was 
a real eye-opener and the island of Capri 
was like visiting New York's 5th Avenue in 
the middle of the ocean, with its out-of-the- 
world priced stores (although the island is 
a joy to walk around otherwise). This year, 
we did Portugal and Spain. I even got to the 
top of the Rock of Gibralter, which had been 
a life-long desire. Where to next, I wonder? 
Other than that, I have nothing to boast 
about. My stocks aren't doing well, my joints 
ache, I'm too fat (let's see, what else do old 
people complain about?) Ha, Ha!" 

Woody Wallace says, "My last one is 
now in college. I now can spend more time 
at my house in the Adirondacks while still 
working. Starting to think about retirement, 
most likely June of 2014, our 40th; sort of 
sounds good! That also corresponds to when 
my daughter is supposed to be done with 

Steve Epstein's oldest daughter, Sarah, 
is an RN in Philadelphia while working toward 
her Master's in Nursing. His middle daughter, 
Danielle, is studying abroad this semester 
and made the dean's list at U-Penn, and his 
baby, Mikaela, is a junior in high school, 
playing field hockey and prepping for SATs. 
He has been married to Jane for 25 years. 

Alexander Andrews confirms the 
rumor that lawyers ALWAYS win as he writes, 
his "Legal practice in Ohio remains busy, even 
in a down economy. Jr. leaves today for LA 

and his second year in grad school. Daughter 
Ariel will be a senior at Wittenberg this fall. 
The end of the college years is in sight. Visited 
friends and family in August on Mt. Desert 

Thank you for the updates. Please send 
me your e-mail with more updates! 


Pamela D. Pandapas 

202 Central Street 

Rockland, MA 02370-4718 


Hello to all of my classmates! I hope 
everybody had a great Summer and Fall. I 
have to begin by telling you that we had a 
tremendous turnout for our 35th reunion. 
Those who came are as follows: Charlie 
Albert, Brit Babcock, Derek Bergmann, 
Dave Bohman, David Cain, Craig Clark, 
Steve Dunfey, Sam Gilliland, Audrey 
Grant, Lisa Johnson, Rob Kaplan, 
Margaret Lampert, Wendy Lougee 
O'Brien, Barry Miller, Dan Morris, Jim 
O'Donnell, Rich O'Leary, Greg Pope, 
Spencer Purinton, Peter Richardson, 
Rob Squire, Jamie White, and Andy 
Woodcock. For those of you who don't 
remember or never knew Margaret or David 
Cain, they attended GDA in our sophomore 
year but left thereafter. We were so happy to 
see them. In fact Judy Abbott Tamposi and 
Leslie Ann Abbott-Haas had intended to 
be there as well but family responsibilities 
superseded that intent. Gretchen had also 
hoped to attend but her new business 
beckoned. We missed them as well as all of 
you who could not be there. If you want to 
find some of our classmates and others, sign 

on to Facebook. 

This was the most successful reunion 
turnout yet. We had so many of our class 
there that for our dinner location we got our 
very own space for our class. After a spirited 
dinner we went to the tent for drinks and 
dancing. We were regaled with a tune or two 
by Rich. And we also put the 'youngsters' to 
shame in that we, the class of '75, were the 
last ones dancing. We actually shut the place 
down! Afterwards there was an after-party in 
the student center sponsored by the school. 
Many of us ventured over to see what that 
was all about. We had such a good time many 
of us agreed to meet the next morning for 
breakfast before saying our goodbyes. 

But even that last little visit wasn't enough 
for some of us. Brit extended an invitation 
to any and all to her and her sibling's place 
in Somesville on Mount Desert Island, 
Maine. Now that was a bit of the 'Big Chill' 
revisited for a long weekend! Both Brit and 
brother Ted (Class of '77) were there, of 
course. Sam Gilliland came with his lovely 
wife, Beth, and his daughters Anne, Leigh, 
and Charlotte. Andy Woodcock and his 
charming wife Lynn live up in Hancock Point 
during the summer and Mike Ponce, his 
lovely wife Jennifer, and his daughters Ann 
and Lindsay rent a cute house on the sound 
in Northeast Harbor so they were there for 
this fun. And Margaret joined us on Saturday. 
We had such a good time hiking, walking the 
carriage roads, boating, eating great food 
and drinking great drinks and, most of all, 
reminiscing and laughing endlessly. We all 
enjoyed contributing to the great food and 
seemingly endless flow wine and spirits. I 
do want to make mention, though, of Ted 
and Brit's fabulous hospitality, not the least 
of which was a scrumptious lobster dinner. 
Truly a taste of Maine! We hope to do the, as I 
like to call it, 'Camp Babcock' trip again next 

Alexander Andrews and his wife. 


July so come one, come all. Anyone interested, 
let me know and we'll work out all the details. 

From Andy Woodcock: Sam Gilliland 
is really the culprit. On a visit to New Mexico, 
he and Land of Enchantment transplant 
Peter Templeton dropped a few names and 
answered, a few too many times, "You know, 
I have no idea". But nothing, he continues, 
cements a friendship like spending three post- 
adolescent years at the prep School Formerly 
Known as Governor Dummer Academy. 
Sam called him in Hartford, they grabbed 
a sandwich and, really, no time at all had 
passed. The food was better at this meeting. 
So was the beer! Andy says it set the stage for 
the 35th reunion: A good mix of old guard 
and the welcomed revelation that the people 
you didn't hang out with then are fun to hang 
out with now. The second best thing was that 
David Cain and Margie Lampert came. 
They may not have been among the final 96, 
but we all felt a little pride that they wanted 
to be there. Did Buster Navins tell each class 
it was special, Andy asks. Well, he says, ours is. 
Andy agrees that the best thing was that we 
weren't done... we had the Maine trip. Andy 
closes by saying that our class is jammed with 
good people with whom to have been young. 
And that it's a gift to know them still. 

Brit Babcock writes that she had not 
been back in the 35 years since graduation. 
She also says that she, too, has not laughed 
so hard in years. She generously credits me 
with getting her there but if the memories 
hadn't been great ones, nothing could have 
persuaded her or anybody to come. But 
Brit recalls all the fun at the reunion as well 
as during our Maine adventure. Citing how 
special everyone is to her she also mentions 
how Andy always makes her laugh and how 
utterly witty Mike Ponce is. Mike did seem 
to know all the inside information about just 
about everyone in Northeast Harbor... gossip 
was never so much fun and harmlessly funny! 
Brit continued by saying that Maine was truly 
a blast, lots of energy, lots of loud talking and 
laughter at every meal, a great combination 
of people. She also mentions that we hiked, 
walked on the carriage trails, went boating 
to the islands around MDI and had lunch at 
a very cute Dock Restaurant on Cranberry 
Island. We walked the pebble beaches and 
checked out the very cool boathouses that 
have been converted into homes with great 
vista views of the surrounding waters and 
MDI mountains. I will reiterate that Brit has 
suggested that everyone make the trip next 
summer for a longer period of time. She 
urges our other "GDA clan" members and 
overlapping class friends from the classes 
of '74 - '77 to go as well to make it an even 



bigger bash. She wants to make this a regular 
Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert 
Island thing every second week in July. There 
is so much to do from hiking, walking, 
boating, shopping, lollygagging about, 
swimming in spring-fed ponds, swinging in 
the hammocks, canoeing and getting together 
for drinks and dinner and laughing "as hard 
as you've ever laughed before". 

Sam Gilliland danced up a storm at the 
school reunion and had a great time. He also 
joined us for breakfast that Sunday morning. 
And then he and his family took a road trip 
to introduce his eldest and middle daughters, 
Anne and Leigh, 17 and 15, to New England 
colleges. While they were so close the family, 
Beth and youngest daughter Charlotte, 13, 
included, joined us in Maine. What a blast 
looking through all the yearbooks. Even the 
quiet times reading or talking out on the 
screened-in porch were glorious. After this 
road trip there were several others to take 
the girls to their respective field hockey and 
lacrosse camps then to Washington, D.C., 
Fairfax and Rosslyn to Anne's internship. Also 
on the itinerary was a trip to Charlottesville 
and back to visit his sister, Peggy and to see 
UVA. But Sam has also revealed that he is 
quite the gardener and finds solace out in 
his yard doing all the attendant chores after 
stressful days at work. He also races cars, a 
1972 Titan Mk 6C Formula Ford he's owned 
since '93. Because of its age it is classified as 
a vintage racing car. He raced at Lime Rock 
Park, CT over the Labor Day holiday and 
earned two 2nds and two 3rds out of a 28 car 
field. He also races at Watkins Glen in New 
York and at New Hampshire International 
Raceway outside of Concord. He races about 
20 times a year, does his own car prep work 
himself, and, what I think is totally cool, his 
girls are his "pit crew" when the races are 
nearby! Sam invites anybody who wants to 
watch him to drop a line to him. But that's 
not all Sammy does. He crews in the big 
boat races, specifically J105's, on Long Island 
sound on Thursday evenings, he started 
playing ice hockey year round a couple nights 
a week about 9 years ago and playing lots of 
tennis about 3 years ago. Sam is a very busy 

Mike Ponce spent the summer 
commuting between Maine and Pennsylvania 
for work. But he thoroughly enjoyed spending 
his "off" time with his wife, Jennifer, and 
daughters, Ann and Lindsay. If you want to 
know more about what Mike is up to you can 
find him on Facebook... always with some 
fun entry. 

Margaret Lampert lives in Cambridge 
when she's not traveling about taking 

wonderful photographs. Her business is 
photography and her specialty is photos of 
children, teens, and 'tweens'. You can find 
her work on It is 
truly wonderful work. Margaret and I went 
to 6th through 9th grades together and then 
our sophomore year at GDA. But I had not 
seen her since so I was especially thrilled 
when she tapped me on the shoulder at our 
reunion. And to have her join us in Maine 
was an added treat. She also came equipped 
with her cameras to photograph Sam's girls. 
That became a photo shoot for Mike's girls 
as well. All five girls were a bit shy with each 
other upon their first meeting but after this 
'shoot' for all of them and Margaret's great 
rapport with kids these girls became thick as 
thieves and scarcely knew we adults were in 
the same house! 

Lisa Johnson writes that it was great to 
see so many classmates at the reunion. She 
also mentions that we closed the festivities 
down both nights! As she so accurately puts 
it, "We may be older but we're still going 
strong." Lisa hopes to see more of you at our 

Maria Gray writes that she just began 
her 25th year of teaching at the elementary 
school. And that she's the local president of 
her teachers' union. Luckily, she says, she 
works with some amazing teachers in their 
regional district which is comprised of six 
schools from grades K-12. Maria's son, who 
is now 30, is still at CNN in NY and her 
daughter, who is now 28, continues her work 
as a Music and Recreation Therapist with 
the Veterans Administration. Her children 
are and continue to be her "most prized 
possessions". Summers are spent hitting 
the beach and with home improvement 
projects. Her fiddle came out of the closet 
and she has resumed "playing with her gang 
on the seacoast". With a wink Maria says in 
her free time she looks for karaoke bars and 
dance halls to visit! Remembering all the 
good friends from long ago, Maria sends her 
warmest regards to everyone. 

Barry Miller writes that he had a great 
time at the 35th. He was, however, so sorry 
that there wasn't more time to visit with Rob 
and Spencer (who he credits with a great 
coordinating job), Dave Bohman, Jamie 
White, Amy Kaplan (class of '77), and 
everyone else. Barry and his wife, Karen, 
joined the 'empty nest' ranks when they 
took their daughter, Dana, to the University 
of Pittsburgh in August. Their son, Nathan, 
lives in Los Angeles working for MANAGE- 
MENT, a company that represents writers and 
directors, produces film, television, and web- 
based projects. The company also provides 

equity consulting. And son, Matthew is a 
Business Management major and outfielder/ 
first baseman for Northeastern University in 

Dave Bohman says that getting to the 
35th was the highlight of a great spring and 
summer. After a little moving around, Dave 
is excited to be back in the northeast. His 
job as investigative reporter for WNEP-TV, 
the ABC affiliate in Scranton, PA, is the best 
job he's had in years. Dave was very busy this 
past fall with a number of special projects. He 
also points out that he enjoys the friendships 
of members of the class of '75 on Facebook 
and will be crossing paths with many of us 
throughout New England during the spring 
and summer of 2011. Linda, Dave's lovely 
wife, also wanted to thank everybody at the 
reunion for making her feel at home. They 
both will be showing off the TGA campus to 
their 9 and 10 year old daughters soon. Dave 
invites anyone who feels compelled to check 
out his work and is too far from the Scranton 
TV signals to do so at 
news/action 16/. That's our Dave, a man of 

Dian Entekhabi writes all the way 
from Iran that he has been married for 
20 years. He lives behind the iron-curtain 
in Iran with his wife and children but has 
opted to work in Dubai which, he says, is 
a bit more thrilling than a routine career. 
Dubai is the "LaLaLand" that we see on TV 
with its glamorous hotels and the helipad/ 
tennis court atop a skyscraper but Iran is "the 
real McCoy". He says Dubai is beautiful but 
very plastic. Dian has an office/warehouse 
there and takes the 2 hour commuter flight 
from Iran every couple of weeks. Daughter, 
Shahrzad will be attending GDA (he can't 
quite get out TGA yet!) this year. She's the 
5th Entekhabi to do so after Dian, his brother 
and sister in the 70's and 80's and his son, 
Hossein, from the class of '02. They have a 
third child in queue destined for GDA but 
he has a few more years to go. Dian also says 
if anyone decides to take a holiday in Dubai 
there is guaranteed 10-hours-a-day sunshine 
in February when we in New England are 
freezing to the bones! And he's also hoping to 
attend the next reunion. 

Leslie Abbott Haas had a very busy 
summer. They had their hometown class 
reunion in early August with people she has 
known since kindergarten. Although the 
turnout wasn't too large, great fun was had by 
all. Leslie was disappointed to miss the GDA 
35th reunion but she has stayed in touch with 
people such as Laura Loring (Class of '74) 
and David Appleyard (Class of 74) and 
both she and Judy Abbott Tamposi can 

also be found on Facebook. Leslie's son was 
home briefly from California this summer. It 
had been a long time since she had most of 
her children home at one time and enjoyed 
it immensely. During that time they all did 
some local traveling to Xewburyport, Plum 
Island and ending in Portsmouth. They then 
went to visit her father-in-law, Richard H. 
Haas, in Gilford. He, by the way, graduated in 
1944 from GDA and has been passing along 
the Archon to Leslie and Judy. He evidently 
has many stories about the Academy from 
back then. Xow those would be fun to hear! 

Spencer Purinton writes that our 35th 
far exceeded his expectations. He had so 
much fun toasting, dancing, and catching 
up with classmates. He also was so pleasantly 
surprised that David Cain and Brit Babcock 
made it. He says that there are so many more 
who are still missing and he looks forward 
to our 40th w-ith the expectation that we can 
entice a few more of the class of '75 to show 
up. The Purintons still live in Newburyport 
and are active at the Academy with two 
daughters attending. Lucy is a freshman and 
Eliza is a sophomore. Their third daughter, 
Louisa, is in the third grade at the Brookwood 
School. Spencer, who has long since given up 
his running shoes for swimming trunks, has 
the good fortune to see Terry Williams at 
Stiles Pond in Boxford where she trains for 
triathlons. Wife, Lisa (maiden name Budd), is 
connected in some form or another with many 
of our classmates through her home town of 
Glastonberry, CT, Tufts University, and her 
banking career in Boston. She wants to say 
hello to Jay Taggert, Wheeler Gemmer, 
and Barb Hallas to name a few. Spencer 
says Lisa enjoyed the reunion as much as he. 
Spence also wanted to take the opportunity to 
thank Lisa Johnson, Charlie Albert, Rob 
Kaplan, and anyone else involved in TGA 
activities for their volunteer time, creative 
input, and great humor over the last year. He 
says before we know it we will all be together 
again for lots more fun! 




Carol Ann Goldberg-Aydin 

301 E 94th Street Apt 24B 

New York, NY 10128-4719 


Hello all from NYC where on this 
September 28th day, it is very humid, raining 
on and off and 80 degrees. This is the Fall of 

This small news column is all about the 

Arts & Letters ... 

Pete Lee wrote to say "I was just 
informed that I was awarded Third Prize 
in The Sheldon Currie Fiction Contest 
(The Antigonish Review, St. Francis Xavier 
University, N.S.) for my story, 'Tree Bones'. It 
will appear this Fall. All's well in Maine with 
me, and my family. Travis is 15 and Spence 
is at UVM." Pete sends his regards to all our 
classmates with a special note: "Hi Moose!" 

Speaking of "Moose", it was Mark 
Offerman's birthday yesterday! He writes: 
"Life is pretty sweet down here on the 
Carolina coast. I just completed another 
season of producing Chanel Boutiques 
window displays... Giant Icebergs... till Nov 
15 : ) My son started his freshman year at 
University of Richmond. I was 52 yesterday. . . 
OMG We are really that old!!! I'm inviting all 
my GDA buddies down for a boat ride and a 
cocktail. And way to go Pecos!!!" 

Gerald "Ged" Carbone writes: "I 
published my first book in 2008, Nathanael 
Greene: A Biography of the American Revolution 
and my second last year: Washington: Lessons 
in Leadership. But I did not feel like a real 
writer till I published my first fiction last 
spring, Characters All, a short story that 
won the L T niversity of New Hampshire 
Alumni's fiction writing contest, and was 
thus published in "UNH Alumni Magazine." 
I drew heavily on my Governor Dummer, 
nee, Governor's Academy days, and many of 
you will recognize the landscape. In writing 
Nathanael Greene I came across a paper 
written by former headmaster John Ragle, 
who noted that Greene's nephew attended the 
Academy back before the Revolution. I always 
felt as if my less-than stellar performance at 
the Academy had let down Mr. Witherspoon, 
who was nice enough to admit me. He was 
a fan of that time period, and I hope the 
Greene book has helped acquit me! I live now 
in \\ arwick, RI with my wife, Mary, and two 
dogs, Elvis, and Lola the three-legged hound. 
Stop by if you're in the neighborhood." 

Your class secretary is happy to announce 
that she has landed her first cover photograph 
for an album/CD (and inside and back 
photographs as well!). Laura Cheadle's new 
album "Change (It's Alright)", was released 
with a debut concert on New York City on 
Friday the 24th of September. "Laura creates 
her own unique style of song-writing by 
giving rock/pop a soulful twist with a splash 
of blues." Very thrilled for Ms. Cheadle and 
do have a listen... hey, buy the CD... as you'll 
be in for a thrill. Laura is in final negotiations 
with a big record label and you will no doubt 
soon be hearing her songs over and over 
again on the radio. 


Carolyn L. Nissi 

102 Haseltine Street 

Bradford, MA 01835-7726 


Kate Wise Tewksbury writes, "It's hard 
to believe another summer has come and 
gone; didn't get out on our boat as much as 
we like to, but two weeks in North Carolina 
with eleven teenagers and four adults made 
up for it. Brought our son, Taylor, to his 
first vear at West Virginia University. Our 
daughter, MacKenzie is a sophomore in high 
school and running cross country. Sorry to 
say field hockey and lax aren't her cup of tea." 

Joey Pietrafesa recently relocated to 
the Virginia Peninnsula selling investment 
real estate. He is spending as much time as 
possible in Florida. His family are all well — 
one out of college, two in college, and one a 
senior in high school. 

Jack Lu writes, "In the last 30+ years I 
have gained and lost 70 pounds — and then 
gained back 20 of that. I have three great (and 
young) kids — the youngest is eight! Huw, 
Cynthia, and Trevor Jones joined us this 
summer and played a little lacrosse." 

All is well here in the Nissi household. 
Andrew turned 17 this fall and is still 
enjoying school. He met Tom Brady for yet 
another photo op last June during the Best 
Buddies Challenge (look it up on line — 
great ride!). We were raising money to help 
the intellectually disabled. Great fun for a 
Great cause! Our Team Andrew B raised over 
SI 0,000. Dan raised over S5,000 and was in 
the top 25 fundraisers. Sarah is a sophomore 
at Govs, running cross country for Abu (and 
taking French from him), and finding that 
chemistry is easier than physics was. We 
spent a great week w r ith my brother Dirk and 
his family at Harvey's Lake in \ ermont this 

Don't forget: Our 35th reunion is in June 
of 2012. 1 hope to see you all there! 


Bradford D. Clark 

Ascension Church 

31 County Street 

Ipswich, MA 01938-1353 


Greetings Classmates of '78, 



There remains a local contingent of 
classmates (Jim Giampa, Ike Suggs, Tom 
Driscoll, Jim Goodhart, Brad Clark, 
Leslie (Russell) Lafond, John Webster, 
Pam (Webb) Gentile) who manage to find 
regular reason to return to The Grog for beers 
and story swapping. A few recent highlights: 

Scott Pope returned this summer 
from his home in Austria where he lives 
with his lovely wife, Sheila, for the wedding 
of his nephew in Bennington, VT. That, of 
course, occasioned an impromptu gathering 
at his parent's home along the beaches of 
Hampton, NH. Leslie Lafond and yours 
truly met Scott and headed out for dinner at 
the Carriage House in Rye, only realizing too 
late that Scott had gotten a head start on us 
in the libation department and unwittingly 
shared entertaining, unedited remarks with 
several of our fellow diners in the course 
of our evening together. This made for yet 
another memorable outing to be milked well 
into the future. 

Another two classmates familiar with 
that part of the world, Alan Leahey and 
Jim Giampa, managed some time together 
there on the beach this summer. In Alan's 
own words: "Brad, Hope all is going well. 
Spent some time with Jim and his two kids 
on the beach several days ago. Only a 16 
year difference between our children!" Alan 
still lives in Allentown, PA with his wife of 
25 years, Kathy. They have three daughters, 
22, 21 and 19. The oldest, Kelly, attended 
Boston College on a swimming scholarship, 
graduated in 2009, and just finished a 
Master in Sports Industry Management at 
Georgetown University. She hopes to land a 
job in Washington, DC. Colleen, is a senior 
at Georgetown University thinking about 
a career in journalism or law. Jennifer, our 
youngest is a freshman at Georgetown 
University planning to major in English and 

Studio Art. My wife Kathy is still actively 
involved in residential real estate mainly as 
a buyer's agent. Alan is still with the same 
ophthalmology practice and enjoying life in 
Pennsylvania. "We all got together with John 
Webster and his oldest son Johnny, age 22, 
in Vero Beach over Easter. Had a great time. 
We spent an afternoon with Jim Giampa 
and his two children, Jackson, age 5 and 
Josephine, age 3 and enjoyed catching up." 


Troy A. Dag res 

6 Henderson Circle 

Newburyport, MA 01950-3406 


Hello again from Byfield. Each day as I 
ran to the mailbox with childish anticipation 
to collect all the response postcards, I was 
disappointed, and sulked back to the house. It 
was like running to Phillips for lunch on Hot 
Turkey Sandwich day and getting there only 
to find out it was all gone. Well, it was sad for 
me. I know it was a nice summer, but still no 
excuse for not giving me much interesting(or 
not so interesting) tidbits to publish. Come on 
people, let's make a better effort next time. Is a 
quick email too much to ask? I don't think so. 

Ian Fitch reports that he is "busy as a 
one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest". He 
spent two weeks in Chile with his mom and 
travelled to Pensacola, FL to see his nephew 
get his wings as a Marine helicopter pilot; like 
uncle, like nephew. 

Andy Linn's son Landon at 8 years old 
has qualified for the 2010 IronKids Nationals 
in St. Petersburg FL Last year Landon raced in 
the nationals held in Tucson, AZ and finished 
12th in the country. Daughter Olivia is now 

racing in the All American Soap Box Derby 
events held in select cities across the U.S. 
She finished 4th in her first race in Akron, 
OH down the Championship Hill which 
is featured in an upcoming movie next fall 
titled "25 Hill". 

My son Andrew '10 is in Salamaca, 
Spain with the First Semester Abroad 
Program at Colby College. He is loving it 
and having a blast. Lots of fiesta, siesta and 
cervesa. School work; not so much. He may 
even inadvertently learn some Spanish. We 
Skype a few times a week, so it's almost like 
he's around here. Funny thing, we probably 
talk to him more now than when he actually 
was around here. He'll be home 12/17 and 
then off to Colby the first week in January for 
Jan Plan. More partying? 


Lynne E. Durland 
114 West Road 

Londonderry, NH 03053-3141 


1980 Class Photo on next page. 




Kathryn A. Shilale 

18 Longmeadow Road 

Medfield, MA 02052-1017 


Clarissa Dane Hughes writes "Hello 
All! Enjoying the Gulf Beaches while we 
can. Prepping for possible cleanup — tragic. 
Summer went by way too fast. Cady is 

starting 2nd grade and has been singing with 
me on some more work projects. Jacdon is 
starting his second year of pre-school in the 
3 year old class. I have a new song in "Season 
of a Lifetime trailer 3" (on YouTube), an 
incredibly inspiring story about coach Jeremy 
Williams who is living with ALS. Still with 
the Philip A. Bryant Melanoma Foundation, 
\v\, and the Pajama 
Program, (and btw- 
passionate about Keller's work! Gotta get 
to Hawaii!) Thankful for Facebook to keep 
up with you guys! Can't wait for our 30th- 
hope to see ALL of you in the spring 2011 
(crazy!). Congrats again Tracey (Meehan) 
MacCormack on your marriage!" 

Happy to hear from David Critics 
"Thank you for your letter from 6 August 
asking for updates for the Fall issue of The 
Archon. It has been a very eventful few 
months for me. My son Daniel graduated 
from Indiana University of Pennsylvania 
in May and is now living and working in 
Pittsburgh, PA. My daughter, Rebecca, spent 
four months at sea on an ammunition ship 
off Korea and Japan as her first sea project 
with the US Merchant Marine Academy and 
then four weeks on an internship with the 
munitions safety project at NATO HQ this 
summer; she is now back at USMMA for the 
start of her junior year. But the big news for 
us is that after eight years in Belgium, and 13 
years total outside the USA, Angela and I are 
returning to the USA. I've accepted a job with 
the Missile Defense Agency at the naval base 
in Dahlgren, VA starting 30 August. We will 
have a three bedroom house with no kids, 
so there is plenty of room for anyone who 
wants to visit a little traveled part of historic 

From Tracey (Meehan) MacCormack 
"Greetings fellow classmates! I hope everyone 
is well and excited about our upcoming 
30th!! I hope that you will give some thought 
to how you would like to spend reunion 
weekend next summer. Will we have a private 
cocktail/dinner on Friday night, followed 
by a breakfast and kayak excursion of the 
Merrimack and Plum Island on Saturday? 
Clam bake? Golf outing on Sunday? The 
options are endless... and all possible with 
some input and participation — so please 
email me your requests! 

Vinca wrote: "urn mm mm mm... 
hmmmmmm ????? Vinca's going to be a 
grandmother (first in our class I think) in 
April, Vinca and Dane are moving into a new 
house, Vinca's son-in-law is currently serving 
our country in Iraq, Vinca thinks FB is the 
BEST thing ever since I no longer have to wait 
for the Archon to catch up with folks... Vinca 

Vinca Vinca xo" 

I had a nice day this summer catching up 
with Lisa Louden while she and her family 
were vacationing on Cape Cod. (see photos: 
Kasey Louden & Elizabeth Shilale) 

Looking forward to June 201 1. 


Nancy Lord Wickwire 

78 Smith Road 

Bedford, NH 03110-6322 


Nancy (Lord) Wickwire: My notes 
for fall, 2010, are a repeat of the notes I 
meticulously solicited, edited and typed for 
the Archon in the Spring. However, due to 
a windstorm that knocked us off the grid 
for about 4 days, I missed the deadline for 
submitting the notes and they were left out 
of the Archon. Our house was not damaged 
during the storm, but at some point during 
the night (when it sounded like that scene in 
The Wizard of Oz when the house is flying 
around the tornado) our 16 foot diameter 
trampoline, complete with 6 foot high safety 
net, VANISHED. It was located about a Vi 
mile down the road the next morning and 
crumpled beyond repair. I'm glad it sailed off 
in the wee hours, because if there were cars on 
the road, it would have been ugly! Other than 
THAT little adventure, I'm just fine thank 
you. I enjoyed my nice hot summer this year, 
and the kids sprouted up so that I am now 
the shortest person in my family. Here are 
my notes from last spring. I've added in any 
refresher notes sent in since then. 

Bob Low: As of December 9, was 
anxiously awaiting the birth of the little 
brother to Natalie, who he described as "2 Vi 
years old and quite the pistol." Bob reports 
that he lives close to Charlie Sullivan 
and the two of them hit up local diners on 
occasion, and Bob wonders what, if anything, 
he can do to get John Leary to return his 
phone calls. Cooper Mathew JingHao Low 
was born on December 17th, "tipping the 
gender scales in my favor, if you count Finny 
the black lab." Lacrosse is just around the 
corner. Amen to that! 

Heather (Vickers) Ryan: No need to 
make anything up this time around, however 
my submission is not very exciting. In an 
effort to help my kids with various service 
projects, I've been helping to care for locally 
raised animals destined to an organization 
called Heifer International which provides 
farm animals to families around the world 

to help them support themselves. The stall 
cleaning is not very glamorous, but the 
kids and I do enjoy the animals. September 
update: We did have the air conditioning 
on more than normal and are happy to 
have cooler temperatures now. You asked 
about critters... we unintentionally came 
face to fur with a bison in our/HIS path at 
Yellowstone National Park. Obviously, we 
yielded so it could reach the water behind 
us but the encounter was a bit too close for 
comfort. Also, my daughters had a great time 
at a soccer camp at GDA this summer... the 
campus looks great! 

Martha (Lawlor) Krauch: Last March 
my father passed away after years of steady 
decline. My family misses him a great deal. 
The good news is that Gary and I bought 
my father's lake house in September. Now 
my children get to relive a lot of the great 
moments I had living here spending our 
days lakeside swimming, waterskiing fishing, 
sailing, etc,. The added bonus is living next 
door to my brother, Rob, and his family! I 
am still teaching 3rd grade in Chelmsford. I 
love what I do! Gary is working as an Energy 
Manager for the VA in Brockton. Emily is a 
freshman in high school, Charlotte is in 6th 
grade and Eliza is in 4th grade. Everyone is 
growing up too quickly! I had a great time 
seeing Karen Jantzen at a GDA lacrosse 
game last Spring. I also had the pleasure 
of spending another fun New Year's Eve 
with my buddy, Nance and her family. A 
great tradition! That's all the news from 
Chelmsford. Hope others write in as well. 

Claire (Dober) Danaher:Mynews:not 
very exciting, but that's fine. (Life is not like 
ski moguls; that's my gratuitous Olympic host 
country reference for the day.) By the time 
this is published, I'll have been in Canada 
for almost two years, I'll have probably 
started working for a paycheck again, and 
it'll probably be Spring. My twelve and five 
year old girls and my husband are great. I 
enjoy getting my butt whipped on Facebook's 
Bejeweled Blitz by Barb Mackay-Smith.My 
sister-in-law and two nephews are visiting for 
a few days from Boston, so I've got a little 
piece of New England here with me. Sending 
love, Claire. September Update: The girls have 
enjoyed their first week back at school, and 
Bill is already neck-deep in the new semester. 
I'm packing lunches, massaging sore necks 
and trying not to let summer get away too 
quickly. To answer your questions: (see if you 
can guess what the questions were!) Movie: 
Definitely not The Expendables. Worst movie 
I've EVER seen. A/C: Ran all summer, since 
we like it meat-freezer cold in the summer. 
Paid for it. Cat: She's an indoor cat. Luckily, 



she doesn't drag anything up from the 
basement. But she does like to chase spiders. 
Critters: saw a few of those things that crawl 
up the drain: sort of like a centipede but fewer 
legs, wispier and creepier. Sox Edward (so says 
Phoebe) Hermione, Hermione, Hermione! 
Went to my fifth college reunion, didn't know 
anyone there, never went to another. 

Marc Rasbury: Dear Lord, How are you 
doing. I know that it has been a minute. I was 
laid off from Verizon in 2008 and kind of fell 
off the face of the earth for a while. Been doing 
some construction management consultant 
work and also my photojournalism to keep 
the money coming in. Looks like I landed a 
job with this Green Technology firm. After 
some initial training, they are talking about 
shipping me off to Haiti to help rebuild the 
country utilizing Green technology. My son is 
six years old. He is reading on third grade level 
and doing multiplication tables. Thank God 
he has a smart mother, that's where he got 
his smarts from. He is also in a 7 and under 
basketball league. He is great on the boards 
and defense although he needs some work 
on the offensive end. Now that sounds like 
me! September Update: Raz is now a full-on 
photojournalist. His pictures are outstanding. 
Check his website: 

Dan Geffin: I am living in Delhi, 
India and work at the US Embassy as FDA's 
Assistant Country Director for Foods. I have 
a two year tour and will be back in the US 
in 2011. Any GDA'ers planning on passing 
through are urged to be my guest at the US 
embassy for lunch and free India/Nepal travel 
advice. Still single & childless. All the best, 

Ted Lamed: We don't have much snow 
here in West Michigan, but we do have 
enough for the local ski hill. The kids are 
loving it. Carter (8) is all over the hill with 
his friends, and Chalotte (4) who just started 

about a month ago has graduated to "the 
big hill." I'm looking forward to when she 
will ride the rope tow on her own to save 
Daddy's back!! Some of the more physical 
parts of parenting remind us of our choice to 
be "mature parents." We were introduced to 
the term by the nurses in the maternity ward. 
Best to all! Ted 

John Nye: Kathy and I have renamed 
our art and antiques auction house to Nye 
and Company { 
and are moving to Montclair, NJ. We're 
about to handle the Estate of Naomi Sims, 
the first successful Black supermodel. Things 
are going well. I am now on the Archives 
Committee for the Academy. We're working 
on conserving, collecting and organizing 
school-related artifacts with an eye toward 
the 250th anniversary just around the corner. 
We're awaiting college acceptances for 
Tupper. Hannah is loving middle school, is 
involved in everything and doing well. Avery 
is eight, going on fifteen and also loves school. 
Keeping up with the older siblings makes 
her mature faster. SEPTEMBER UPDATE: I 
spent a fantastic week in Alaska fishing for 
Silver Salmon and Rainbow Trout, rather 
successfully I might add. Son Tupper, whom 
many of you may remember from our 25th 
reunion, just matriculated at UVM and is 
loving it. The girls had a great summer and are 
fully ensconced in 8th and 4th grades. Before 
you know it we'll be back at the Academy for 
the next reunion. I hear you're throwing the 
party at your place. 

Marshall Rowe: Every time that I 
have read the news, I think about sending 
something in but never get around to it for 
fear that an update would be boring. So here 
goes... I am living on Lookout Mountain, 
Georgia with my wife, Sue, of 22 years and our 
three daughters, Anne Marie, 19, Gretchen, 
17 and Jessica, 16. I worked in banking for a 

few years in Florida before taking the job as 
Alumni Director at my alma mater, Covenant 
College 20 years ago. I now travel the 
country and occasionally the world and raise 
money for the college. My wife teaches at 
Chattanooga Christian School where the two 
younger girls attend; our oldest is a freshman 
here at the college. We learned how to play the 
tuition remission game from my parents! We 
spend the month of July each summer up at 
our family house in Essex so we may run into 
some of you out at Crane's Beach sometime. 

Chris Swenson: We are still living in 
Chicago. I hope to get back to NE at some 
point. My kids, Laura and Robbie (13 & 
11), are doing great. Laura is still pressing 
ahead with her tennis career — most of our 
weekends are spent traveling to tournaments 
with her. She is doing well but the 
competition is getting tougher as she moves 
up the age ranks — many of the girls she plays 
are Amazon-women and a few are pretty 
rude, swearing, yelling, racquet-throwing, 
you name it. Robbie is ripping it up in school 
(good grades — where did that come from?). 
My wife, Priscilla, will be opening a lingerie/ 
active-wear store in our town (Winnetka) in 
April so that has kept us really busy. In the 
next Archon I should be able to provide a 
website address and I'll arrange a discount for 
GDA grads. I'm with a new telecom business 
that I started with a friend from my last 
business. We started this about a year ago so 
we are still in the very early stages. I have been 
in touch with Magoo who is still in London 
but hopes to get back someday. We'll probably 
be calling our classmates again looking for 
money for the school so get your checkbooks 
ready! I haven't heard from anyone else. I'm 
looking forward to our 25th reunion — the 
last one until we hit our 50's!! 

Joh n Pa rker: JP here. My news is I am still 
employed and truly grateful. My company, 

Kathleen Shilale and Lisa Louden with their daughters. 

Kasey Louden and Elizabeth Shilale. 

FedEx Office (a.k.a. Kinko's, what seems like 
a very long time ago) has resumed matching 
401K's again after an 11 month break, 
and are giving merit increases, next year. 
Hopefully that is a "indicator" for a positive 
move upward in the economy as a whole. My 
beautiful wife and I will celebrate 19 years 
wed this April, and our girls, Cameron (12 
year old 7th grader) and Tess ( 10 year old 4th 
grader) keep us busy in the best way possible. 
Cam is into "hangin' out" which apparently is 
an actual measurable activity for girls that age. 
She is also way into swimming which is just 
around the corner, and will be looking for a 
Softball team to play with. Tess is into horses. 
She does hunter/jumper, rides on trails and 
basically anything else that you can do at a 
large horse boarding facility. We are truly 
grateful for Tess' activity — she was struck by a 
car last June 19th, so last summer was a wash. 
She had a remarkable recover}', and we thank 
God that she is OK. Her big sister helped in 
many ways and was very patient in dealing 
with a summer short on beach trips and the 
like. Barring another car accident, bolt of 
hghtning, tornado, locust... we are planning 
some trips for this summer. Have recently 
joined the men's chorus at church, luckily 
there are a enough other guys there to drown- 
out what my daughters describe kindly as, 
"not a very good voice, Dad. . ." I'm coaching 
middle school lacrosse again this season. I 
love it. There is a GDA grad on "Carolina" 
(aka Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). 
I personally am a Duke fan, and in North 
Carolina that ends the civil conversation. 
Duke vs. Carolina is most serious business in 
these here parts. Y'all ever get down this way, 
give us a holler. Wishing all my GDA friends 
and family the best. 

John Thomas: Hello everybody, I 
thought it was about time I checked in. I 
have been living in the Washington DC area 
for nearly 7 years after living in a variety of 
regions around the country: ME, NC, TX, 
and NM. I am an IT consultant and am 
working with the Marine Corps at their IT 
operations and security center in Quantico, 
\A. I have managed to find a nice niche 
participating in fiscal planning and project 
management. I have been able to pick up 
skiing again after a very long hiatus and am 
writing this on a flight back from Utah where 
I was skiing at Alta. I find skiing there to be a 
terrific challenge. Hopefully my next trip to 
the Rockies will be for a late summer fishing 
trip. And hopefully upon my return home I 
won't have to dig the cars out of any snow 
banks. As 1 am sure you all have heard this has 
been a difficult winter for us Washingtonians. 
I wanted to take a moment and thank the 

GDA (whatever) alumni association. As John 
Parker noted several years ago, they were 
always the first to find me whenever I moved! 

Nancy Wickwire: Andy Wickwire and 
I celebrated no particular anniversary' (but 
technically it was our 1 7 year, 1 month and 6 
day anniversary) in November with a trip to 
St. John, USVI. My parents moved in here and 
kept an eye on the kids for us. What a fantastic 
place! We had a very relaxing week, ate lots 
of fish, drank lots of rum and snorkeled and 
read and soaked up the sun. Our son, Ed is a 
freshman at Bedford High School, currently 
on the Bedford Bobcats Special Olympic Ski 
team and Basketball team. Layla is 1 1 Vi and 
in 6th grade. She's playing basketball in the 
5th & 6th grade rec league and also skiing 
every chance she gets. To make up for being 
left behind in November, I am taking them 
to Disneyworld for April vacation. Dad has to 
work, unfortunately, so it will just be the three 
of us. Just got our power back this afternoon 
(Monday, March 1 — also my birthday) after 
it went out 4 days ago in a big wind storm. No 
power = no water or plumbing, which (I have 
come to understand) is really very important 
for living. Good times. My September Update: 
kids are now in 10th and 7th grade. 

Dave Schwartz: sent in his little 
postcard. It reads, and I quote: "Hi Nance, 
I'm getting remarried! Shocking but true. 
October. (Coming soon!). Dave Schwartz, 
'82. (man of few words but big news!) 

Kim New by: Summer is winding down 
on our remote Maine island. Before James 
and I get in full swing for winter preparations 
(mainly chopping and splitting wood to 
heat the house) we are enjoying beautiful, 
relaxing days on the water. Last year, we 
boosted our off-the-grid systems with a 
1KWH wind turbine. Most of the time, the 
turbine simply supplements our 13 solar 

panels. During dark, stormy winter stretches, 
though, it provides our sole energy source. 
I run my technology law practice (mviv. from a high-tech home office and 
James leaves the island every two weeks to 
work a string of shifts at a mainland hospital 
emergency room. We are raising ducks, geese, 
and pheasants, which keeps us busy when we 
are not doing "career" work. To complete the 
menagerie, I also have bee hives (including 
a year-round observation hive inside the 
house) and a 350-gallon salt-water tank 
filled w T ith interesting local critters, including 
lobsters, fish, anemones, and horseshoe crabs. 
If any of you are interested in chatting about 
licensing, technology, or international law or 
want to hear more about renewable energy 
and off-the-grid living, I would love to hear 
from you: 

Paula Veale: From her pictures on 
Facebook, I have to assume that there is a 
professional photographer who follows Paula 
and family around, to take the beautiful 
pictures of them, especially the pix of son 
Ian. He is just the most handsome munchkin! 
Here are her notes: "Nothing really to share 
— my life is dull. I'll try to do something 
interesting really soon so that I am worthy' 
of a mention : ) Hope you're having a good 
summer too. We're headed to NH this 
weekend for a 2 week vacation — hooray!" 

Charlie Sullivan sent this Facebook 
post: Subject: I'm no longer sending updates 
because... I get into too much trouble. Just 
kiddina,. The next reunion mav be interesting. 
Hope you and the family are well. And, stop 
talking while you are having your picture 
taken. Lol Charlie '82 

Jeff Kelly, Mike Terrile and Jon Shain. 


Fall 2010 




Danielle L Jacobs 

91 Pond Street 

Marblehead, MA 01945-2604 

781 639-9272 

Catherine E. Eveleth 

1 13 Hawthorne Road 

Fulton, NY 13069-4525 

Hi all! Welcome to the Fall edition of the 
Archon. Before I pass on the news, I thought 
that I would do a little PSA. If you are subject 
to bronchitis, PLEASE get your pneumonia 
shot. I came a breadth away from dying this 
past March from pneumonia. It is a very scary 

Now on to the news! 

John Sylvain is very, very happy to be 
back in touch with old GDA classmates via 
Facebook. It's wonderful to see folks all over 
the country and to think about who they 
were when they were 15. He promises to be 
back for the next reunion if Art Cohen, 
Burke Leavitt and Stefan Marculewicz 
and John Richards are there for a Positive 
Feedback/Oddly Enough reunion rehearsal/ 
concert. He'll be back even if they don't 
show. John is still acting and you might have 
seen him on an Attack of the Show special or 
on Showtimes' Party Down this past year. 
He's also doing theater and won an award 
for lighting design at Sacred Fools last year. 
Brandon Clark is there doing amazing 
work. Check out for more 
details about the theater John started in 1997. 
The main thing John is working on is a young 
adult science fiction novel he wrote with his 
son Yogi (8 years old). The manuscript is 

making the rounds at Hollywood agencies 
like UTA and CAA and Adam Hirshfield 
has read it and shared it with some agents 
in NYC. Please friend John on Facebook and 
friend "Bobby Blinx," the hero of his new 

Danielle Jacobs and Peter Riley had 
their Annual Beach Get Together this past 
August. Rumor has it that Page Tyler and 
Stephanie McFaddin were the mystery 
guests this year. Other guests were Caleb 
Ham, Teresa Russo, David Dow, Laura 
Koffman, Chris Laganas and Karen 
Gronberg. A beautiful day on the beach 
was shared by all with great times. Thank 
you Danielle and Peter!! I am begging and 
pleading with you all to stay in touch with 
Danielle and myself as we wish to share 
your news and good fortune. I do know 
that a group of us are on Facebook. We have 
our own page named, "Governor Dummer 
Academy '83" (Thank you, Caroline!!) and 
you should join us there as well as writing 
on Danielle's or my wall. We also have email 
addresses listed at the top of this column. If 
there is no news you will be forced to read 
stories of the trials and tribulations at the 
Catpad!!! Hugs to all - Cat 


Harry S. Taormina 

1706 Vinton Circle 

Chesapeake, VA 23323-6664 


It's great to hear from classmates. Every 
once in a while I get to chat with Bill Tempel 
on Facebook and hear that he is doing well. 
There is always that hope that he will show up 
on a sitcom or reality show one of these days. 

Class of 1985 

I got a quick note from Charlie Cashin 
letting us know that he has moved to Virginia 
from the west coast. After moving 15 times, 
his wife Kathleen still has the energy to chase 
around their 3 year old Chelsea. He sends his 
best to all and hopes to find the time to catch 
up with some of his old classmates now that 
he has come back to the east coast. 

It's always a pleasure to hear about Brett 
Engel. I haven't been able to track him down 
and see how he is doing but I have heard 
that he is considering a line of hair growth 
products, "Brett's Locks". Look for it on the 
Home Shopping Network soon. 

Tim Clark has taken the time to check 
in with his classmates from '84. He was brief 
and wanted to send his best to all. Most of 
all, he has welcomed a baby boy, awesome! 
Congratulations TC. 

The Taormina's are doing great here 
in Virginia. Haley, 9, played on a travelling 
tournament softball team all summer and 
went undefeated. She even caught some 
games which made dad proud. Aiden is 
growing into his own personality. What a 
difference between raising a boy and a girl. 
No comparison. Becki and I are planning a 
trip up to Massachusetts next year to see a 
Sox game in the summer. Hope to run into 
some of you then. 


Nathalie E. Ames 

P.O. Box 114 

Mesa, CO 81643-01 14 


With much excitement it has been 
announced that Peter H. Quimby '85, 
deputy dean of the college at Princeton 
University, has been named the 28th 
headmaster of The Governor's Academy. 
Quimby's headmastership will begin on July 

"We are excited to welcome Peter Quimby 
back home to Byfield," said Jeff Gordon 
'69, president of the Academy's board of 
trustees. "Peter felt a calling to return to 
Governor's to do the work that is important: 
educating and interacting with young men 
and women at a pivotal juncture in their 
maturation. We are delighted that Peter has 
accepted the appointment as headmaster of 
The Governor's Academy, and look forward 
to the thoughtful leadership and spirit of 
collaboration we are confident he will bring 
to his role." 

Jeff Kelly writes: It's hard to believe I 

Fall 2010 

am starting my 20th year teaching Latin here 
at GDA. Lots of things are different, but the 
school really has not changed much. Those 
of you who have come back to visit certainly 
notice the improvements on campus, and 
you'll also be glad to know that the school 
still has the small community feel. My wife 
Dionne now works in the Development 
Office, and we have two daughters (Shea, 11, 
and Clare, 9). They have enjoyed growing 
up on campus and keep us busy with their 
energy and activities. A small group of us 
had a good time at this past reunion. Please 
don't hesitate to look me up if you are back 
on campus at any time. 

All is well in Colorado... This year has 
gone by quickly... We had a great time at 
our 25th Reunion! Those in attendance 
where Donna Stram, Jeff Kelly, Ben 
Armstrong, Jeff Taft, Mike Terrile, Jon 
Shane, Stephanie Ginsberg, Paul Roy, 
Peter Quimby, Nolden Johnson, David 
Kagan, Anthony Fusco, Dianne Frangos, 
Lisa Demeri and Sam Blachford. It was 
really fun catching up with classmates and 
meeting spouses (and future spouses) & kids 
throughout the weekend! 

Please keep in touch!! 






Paul B. Nardone 

190 Summer Street 

Lynnfield, MA 01940-1857 


No news to report. 

Amy B. Northup 

84 Central Street 
Byfield, MA 01 922-1 523 


Kristen M. Poulin 

41 Main Street 
Byfield, MA 01922-0255 


Wow. Just like THAT, it's Fall. After a 
beautiful summer (brown lawns and all) in 
the greater Byfield area, I guess it had to come 
to an end at some point. 

Unfortunately, we need to begin with 
some very sad news. After a long, very 
courageous battle with cancer, Pam Chase 
Para dee passed away July 20, 2010. I have 
spoken with many people about her passing, 
and the indelible mark she left on everyone 
was her warmth, energy and smile. Our 
thoughts go out to her family and friends, 
and we, as a class, are planning a memorial on 
campus, with details to follow at a later date. 
More information can be found at http:// 

It is never too late to get back in touch. 
Darryl Conte wrote: I was sorry to learn of 
Pam's passing. It is an important reminder 
of the brevity of life. Glad to hear that Pam 
enjoyed her time and lived fully. I wish her 
family peace. 

Well, 23 years is a long time. I'll try to keep 
brief. After graduating from Rensselaer in 
1992, I worked for a small biotech company 
in Troy, NY for a couple of years before 
going back to graduate school. I received my 

PhD in 2000 from the University at Albany 
and came to UMass Medical School to do 
my postdoctoral work in the lab of Craig 
Mello PhD. In 2006, Dr Mello shared the 
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with 
Andrew Fire PhD for their 1998 discovery of 
RNA interference (or RNAi). Medical school 
turned circus! In 2007, I became a research 
faculty member in Dr. Mello's lab. 

I met my wife, Jennifer Perez, at that small 
biotech company in Troy. She is not shy about 
warning friends to think hard before getting 
married to someone who is working on 
their doctoral thesis. It's not bad advice, but 
she survived and so did we — that I am able 
to write is proof. She now works at Abbott 
Bioresearch Center, also in Worcester. We 
are fortunate to share our 3 mile commute 
together most days, since Abbott is next door 
to UMass. However, she would prefer to 
retire and move to a 1 50 acre farm to pursue 
other interests — pottery, in particular (www. . 

Speaking of which — our interest in 
pottery continuously and mysteriously 
connects us to GDA. Some time back (6-8 
yrs?), Mrs. Bragdon was taking pottery 
classes at the Worcester Center for Crafts. I 
saw her working a couple of times. Although 
she looked very familiar, it was so out of 
context that I couldn't figure it out and I was 
too shy to ask. Of course, I realized who she 
was when I saw her work in the student show. 
She does beautiful work, which I know is 
represented at the League of NH Craftsmen. 
We usually try to visit the retail gallery in 
Littleton, NH when we visit my wife's sister. 
My wife participates in the annual Littleton 
NH Art Festival at the end of September, so 
I encourage everyone come by if you're up in 
that neck of the woods. A few years ago, Josh 
MacKay-Smith and his wife came into our 
booth at a craft fair in Framingham. At one 

Tom Jansen at Sakonet Vineyards 
in Little Compton, Rl. 


Forsthoffer & Haas Children: (clockwise from 

bottom left) Mae Forsthoffer, Kate Haas, Finley 

Forsthoffer, Ally Haas, Emily Haas 

Back row: Amy Forsthoffer, Ben Armstrong, Lucy 
Henkes Front row: Colin Henkes, Willem Henkes, 
Mae Forsthoffer, Finley Forsthoffer, Rowan Henkes 



of the Paradise City events in Marlborough, 
we met someone who was part of a "guild" 
of potters at the academy that included Mrs 
Bragdon. And this past March at Craftboston, 
we met Lloyd Hamovit, whose wife, Maud, is 
head of the English department. The circle of 
life is quite amazing and I am appreciating it 
more as time passes. 

OK getting long... 

Sorry we missed the 20th. My family is 
still in or near Hampton Falls, NH, and we 
are only in Worcester, so we really should try 
to get to a reunion. Lord willing, we'll get to 
the 25th. If you find yourself in Worcester, 
look us up. 

Best regards, Darryl 

Amy Mack Forsthoffer used the good 
old fashioned postcard (which was fun to 
get). She wrote, "Having a great summer in 
our new house outside DC. Finley is 4 and 
Mae is 2, so I'm busy! Very, very sad about 
Pam's passing — so many laughing memories. 
Wishing the best for her whole family and 
hoping a memorial can happen at TGA." 

Amy and her family made the annual 
pilgrimage back to Byfield and Plum Island in 
August to visit with friends and family. With 
all of the amazing beach weather we had this 
summer, Amy was able to spend some time at 
Sandy Point with Paula and Lucy's families. 

Tom Jansen emailed... Hi all. Still doing 
music on the side. Here's my buddy Toph 
and I playing at Sakonnet Vineyards in Little 
Compton, R.I. We've decided to annoy the 
public by singing and it has gotten a great 
response in spite of my yodeling solos. Sorry 
I haven't been able to see anyone. The joy of 
owning your own business, eh? I did have 
a great visit with Lisa Taplin Murray and 
her sister who stopped in at my cheese shop 
to bust my chops. Hope everyone is having 
a great summer, Tom... Who is this Tom 

Jeff Ashworth spent 10 wonderfully 
busy weeks over summer at a boys' overnight 
sports camp (Camp Skylemor in Naples, ME) 
as drama director and baseball coach, etc. 
Awesome experience and hope to make it an 
annual gig as long as Ben is a camper there. 
Now back to "work" coaching soccer and 
hockey and playing principle roles in Chitty- 
Chitty Bang-Bang and a War of the Worlds 
radio show reproduction. If only I made 
some money! Best to all, Ash. 

There is no need to wait for the notes 
'appeal' or postcard. Feel free to drop a line 
any time and we will hold it for the next issue. 
Enjoy the rest of the Fall and please be in 


Deana D. Boyages 

156 Aurora Street 

Hudson, OH 44236-2943 


Hi Everyone. Hope you turned to our 
notes section BEFORE reading the rest of the 
Archon!! There is much to report for our class 
this fall. We have all been very busy, having 
children, traveling and generally "moving 
about the cabin" of life. 

I had the chance to go to my grandmother's 
100th birthday, June 4th of 2010. She is still so 
full of life and has been a wonderful support 
to me for my whole life. (It is officially 40 
years of life... YIKES!) It was fun to have a 
mini-reunion with family I had not seen in 
many years. Following her party, I went on 
a trip to see my sister with my grandmother 
and my girls. Can't imagine anything better 
than spending time with all of my favorite 
people in one place at one time! The girls are 

Beckett Childs Stilwell, son ot Marybeth Stilwell '88. 

getting big and we are so busy, Alexis is in 8th 
grade, Noelle in 7th and Sophia in 5th. My 
husband is working out of Chicago now, and 
we are contemplating a move there. . . still not 
sure. I really like Ohio!!! Not quite sure how 
THAT happened, but it did. I am going with 
it, please no ridicule! Ohio is pretty cool. 

As I promised, we had some classmates 
bring new little "Governors" into the world. 
First up, Marybeth Childs Stilwell: "We've 
enjoyed an incredible summer this year. It 
started on a high note when we welcomed 
Beckett Childs Stilwell into the world. He 
was born on June 4, 2010, with great fanfare 
by his big sister Anna, 4, and his big brother, 
Creed, 6. Needless to say, the rest of the time 
that's followed has been crazy with three 
children in our home. But the beautiful New 
England weather allowed us many fantastic 
adventures: swimming in the ocean down at 
Nanna's; boating with the Poulin family; the 
traditional Red Sox outing; and no summer 
in Vermont can be complete without a trip to 
Addison County Fair & Field Days. There are 
many long standing traditions in Vermont, 
and the county fair is no exception. Staying 
close to home was a blessing this summer. 
Instead of the usual hectic summer travel, 
Beckett gave us the excuse to spend more 
time in Vermont. We once again planted a 
huge garden, which we have eaten from all 
summer. We spent many lazy days in the 
river that runs behind our house. It was a big 
summer for both Creed & Anna. They can 
both now swim without the need for noodles 
or floaties anymore. With the older kids back 
to school: Creed in 1st grade & Anna in her 
second year of Preschool, it won't be long 
until I am back at the drafting table designing 
houses. But until then, I am cherishing the 
days home alone with Beckett." MB, you 
should be working for the travel commission 
in your home state!! You pretty much touched 
on everything majestic and travel worthy for 
Vermont. Makes you want to jump in the 
car and visit. Another classmate should get 
"double-credit" for her last year... Heather 
Hinrichs Andersen had twins in January!! 
She has been busy, but took a few minutes to 
let us know about her summer... "I am just 
back from a visit to the east coast with the 
twins (Charlie and Ella born Jan 28th 2010). 
I got together in Newburyport with Charity 
Lombardi [Simard], Heather Moore 
Roche and Heidi (Danielson) Stevens for 
a quick visit while I was home. So fun to see 
everyone! We now live in Tulsa, Oklahoma 
— yes, quite a change from San Francisco! 
We moved here for my husband's work (his 
company's US HQ is in Tulsa) in November 
before the kids were born. I am getting back 

Fall 2010 

into work part time now that the kids are 7 
months old (Global Leadership development, 
coaching and corporate facilitation) and also 
loving mv time with the twins. Cheers!" 

Back around the horn to another favorite 
Yermonter who we don't hear from too often, 
but not too bad Damon! (Damon Kinzie, I 
know, I know, there wasn't another Damon 
in our class but I can't just bold Damon... it 
would look out of place!) "All is well here in 
VT. Still at Smith Barney and spending lots 
of time on the lake and placing soccer twice a 
week. I have seen Kristina VonTrapp and her 
husband ^ Valter and daughters Stella and Anne 
a lot this summer. I hope to get back to GDA 
this fall." By the way, on Facebook Damon has 
some photos of his new kitchen. . . really cool. 

So we have a satirist in our midst, 'cause 
Erika Sayewich Buell is trying to say her 
little post card was eaten by a NC postal 
service machine... I don't mind chasing you 
all down for notes, so no problem, really it's 
no problem... you can't hide, you can't hide 
(I sound more like a Dean of Students huh? 
Ugghhh!) So anyway, as Erika was saying... 
"Sorry about the post card, Deana...must 
have gotten lost in the mail. (Likely story. This 
story is akin to the "dog ate my homework". 
Blame everything on the Postal workers!) :) 
Things have been a bit crazy with back-to- 
school. We've settled in Durham, NC where 
Sam and I are both teaching at Duke Law. Our 
two daughters (ages 10 and 7) are healthy and 
happy — so we're very fortunate parents. We 
had a delightful evening with Dan Mori son 
in Paris and then visited Corsica (which I 
highly recommend) in June. Now it's back to 
school!! Hope everyone is doing well." So next 
reunion in France? I think I could drum up a 
few votes for it! Also on Facebook, Erika, in 
addition to teaching fledgling lawyerly minds, 
reupholstered a chair and made a killer 
gymnastics birthday cake for her daughter. 
She calls it channeling her hidden "Martha" . . . 
she was always an over-achiever!!! Still is... 
xo. So you know, had to dial up my friend 
Dan M orison for a few notes. It was crazy 
to see a photo of Dan and Erika in France. . . 
so unexpected! So here's Dan's side of the 
story..." Hello from Paris. Been overseas for 
4'/2 years, still love it although miss all of you 
guys. I was lucky enough to run into Erika 
Buell last year as she and her husband were 
in town with their kids for a few days. We had 
a wonderful dinner in the Marais. I am still 
working for a Swiss bank as a Sales Trader and 

Fall 2010 

still enjoy it. I love Facebook as it seems to be 
the best way to see pictures of classmates and 
their families so please keep posting. All the 
best to all of you." Yes, Facebook is a necessary 
evil these days. Easy to keep up with everyone, 
although it does feel like snooping to me 
still! So with the whole Facebook segway, we 
found Charity Lombardi Simard this fall 
for some notes! She writes, "Hi everyone... 
I'm not the most diligent Facebook attendee, 
but hoping to get better. Just moved back 
to Newburyport this summer. Richard and 
I are building a place right next door to my 
mothers house. So, we're living with her for 
a few months. Had a chance to visit with 
Heather Hinrichs Anderson this summer, 
and meet her beautiful twins. Hope all is well 
with you all!" 

In our next submission Regina 
Glanzberg thought that my asking for 
notes via FB was a guilt trip... seriously? I 
am a mother to 3 girls and have SO MUCH 
practice at guilt trips, that was really nothing!! 
No really, nothing, I promise. So here she 
goes. . . "Hello! Your guilt trip works. Summer 
went way too fast and I have little excitement 
for you to print this issue. Just saying hello. 
Next issue I will have news as I am on my 
way to 10 days in Portugal next week. Should 
be fabulous. Then I'll have news fit to print. 
For now just hello and best wishes to all for a 
great fall. Cheers." So the notes were cool, but 
now she will really get a guilt trip for some 
photos. . . Yup, just wait Reg, I will be writing 
you again soon!! Hope you had fun and got 
good weather and ate lots of good food too! 

I need to gently change gears for our next 
note submission. For those of you that had 
not heard of Pam Chase Paradee's illness 

and passing, Heather Moore Roche wrote 
this to us about Pam. "As you have probably 
heard by now, Pam Chase Paradee '87 
passed away on July 20, 2010. She was 41 
years old. She had been battling Hodgkins 
Lymphoma since 2006. She leaves behind an 
amazing husband, Troy and their 3 beautiful 
boys, Tucker (12), Sam (10) and Griffin (7). 
Anita (Russo) Bartschat & I attended her 
memorial service in Bristol, VT. The service 
was a celebration of Pam's life and also a 
reminder that she was taken away from us 
much too soon. Her sisters, Jennifer (Chase) 
Smith and Becky (Chase) Werner '85 and 
her brother, Doug Chase did a wonderful job 
sharing childhood memories, high school 
stories and family events. Their stories made 
you laugh, made you cry and reminded you 
of why Pam was so easy to love. For those 
who remember Pammy, you'll think of her 
bear hugs, her huge smile and her contagious 
laugh. She will live in our hearts forever." 

Lest we ever forget how fragile life is, this 
is a gentle reminder through Pam, to cherish 
each moment, notice the little things and find 
joy in simplicity. Happy fall. Your faithful 
Class Secretary, Deana. 


Kristin A. Brown 

45 Georgian Road 

Cambridge School of Weston 

Weston, MA 02493-21 10 


No news to report. 

The Remis family 


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Nicolle F. DelliColli 

311 Lowell Street, Apt. 2116 

Andover, MA 01810-4553 


The Class Of 1990 enjoyed a wonderful 
Reunion this past June! A good number of 
alumni made it back to campus for activities 
throughout the weekend. 

I was happy to attend the dinner and 
dancing on Saturday night and see Glenn 
Johnson, Kevin O'Handley and his wife 
Jen, Margo Doyle Dhaliwal, Alexa 
Wriggins, Paul Salemme, Robin Remick, 
her husband Brian and daughter Claire, Alex 
Pinsky, Beth Ashby and husband Marshall, 
Danielle Kealler, Pete Longo and his wife 
Meredith, Kathryn DiNanno Barbieri, Pat 
Plante, Grayson Coale, Kerry Campbell 
Morrison, Gordon Randall and his wife 
Stacie, Dan Vinkovetsky and wife Sara, 
Don Conley, Molly Jerabek Frey, Kyrie 
Stevens and wife Jennifer and Kristin 
Morgan Mollineaux. Thanks to some last 
minute phone calls from Alex Pinsky, we 
really had a nice turn out and a great party 
that went to the French Building until the wee 
hours of the morning. Good Times were had. 
I was told some of the above and more also 
enjoyed other of the weekend's activities with 
their spouses and children. Please feel free 
to share your tales of the weekend for future 
issues. Everyone seemed to have a really good 
time. It did go by quickly however. It truly 
would be nice if everyone could plan ahead 
for our 25th and try to take the time off 

and spend the whole weekend on or around 

Please everyone, start planning now for 
reunion 2015! 

Prior to reunion Kevin O'Handley 
had written in: "Hello Class of '90, I can't 
believe that it has been 20 years! My wife Jen 
and I are living in Haverhill (5 years now) 
with our 3 children: Molly (7), Jack (5), and 
Maggie (18 mo). After receiving my MBA at 
Wharton, I have spent the last 6 years with a 
technology development company I founded 
with my father and another scientist from 
MIT. We are developing vibration energy 
harvesters to power wireless sensor nodes 
and new systems to wirelessly charge very 
small implanted medical devices. Have found 
it very interesting working with our military, 
industrial, and medical sponsors. Kids keep 
me active, but I need to get back on track with 
the no-check, old-man hockey I've played off 
and on for the last 5 years. I look forward to 
seeing everyone at our upcoming reunion 
and catching up in person." 

Glenn Johnson wrote prior to reunion: 
"We lost funding for our tobacco prevention 
work, so I'm now doing public health 
emergency planning. I'm helping Boards of 
Health prepare for weaponized anthrax and 
pandemic flu. I got to be part of the H1N1 
response. Very interesting and busy. I've also 
made friends with some Moldovan families 
in Greenfield and have even picked up a little 
Romanian. Celebrated my birthday and New 
Year's Eve with Michelle Smith (Class of 
'91) and her family. Hope everyone is well. 
Has anyone ever heard from Matt Crowe? 
He was in our class but transferred. Just 
curious." And post-Reunion Glenn wrote, 

"It was good to see you and everyone at the 
reunion. Here's my update for the Archon. I 
am now a year into my new career as a public 
health emergency planner, preparing Western 
Massachusetts for pandemic flu, weaponized 
anthrax and other cheery scenarios. And 
I'm doing some freelance writing. I'm also 
a teacher and leader in a network of peer 
counselors who are trying to change the 
world together, with a special focus on ending 
racism. I noticed a lot of theater people did 
not show up to the reunion and I had the 
idea it would be nice to have a special reunion 
weekend just for us where we create theater 
together and reminisce together about Spring 
Awakening, Once Upon a Mattress etc. Find 
me on Facebook or email me, theater people. 
Maybe we can make it happen! mrglenn2u@" 

Prior to Reunion Pete Longo wrote, 
"Hope I didn't miss the deadline again. (He 
had. lol) My most important news update 
of the last few years is that I got married. 
We've traveled to some fun places and got a 
new dog, but otherwise not overly exciting 
lives. Looking forward to reunion in June." 
Post-reunion Pete wrote, "Reunion was a 
great time. It was soo much fun seeing our 
classmates after 20 years." And yes, he did put 
2 o's on so. It was that fun! 

Jocelyn Malik (we missed you at 
reunion Jocie!) also wrote in, "Still working 
on a fundraiser for the Pittsburgh Cultural 
Trust. Second child, Hugo, was born in 
March. Big Sis turned 3 on September 3rd." 

And Britt Kristensen's father, Konrad, 
wrote in on her behalf: "Britt E. Kristensen 
is married and lives in London. Her name is 
now Britt Kristensen Davies. Her husband 

Kellen Harris, son of Toby Harris '92 

William Remis, son of Matt Remis '92 

Joe Laurano '94 overlooks Boston Property 

is Mark. Cole just turned 4, and Sofia is 8 
months old." Thank you for the update Mr. 

That's all for now Folks! Keep the Good 
News and Good Times Coming! All the Best! 




Nicole LaTour MacLaughlan 

9 Worcester Street 
Boston, MA 02 11 8-33 18 


I didn't hear from many of you this go 
round, which probably means that you all 
were busy having great summers and getting 
geared up for fall! I did hear from Anita 
Aubin (Sweeney): my husband, Jason, and 
I welcomed our 2nd daughter, Alicia Ann, 
on 4/21/10. She joins 2 year old Sabrina, 
who is a very helpful big sister. Everyone is 
happy and healthy! My daughter Shea and I 
were able to catch up with Lindsey Boden 
(Miller) and her girls, Piper and new baby 
sister Delaney born in May at the beach with 
Catherine Batchelder (Tuthill) and her 
kids, Will, Callie and Cecelia. Conversations 
were brief in between running after our kids 
on the beach, snacks and play but it was great 
to see them and we were talking about how 
fun it would be if a lot of us could manage 
to make it to reunion next June. . .the reunion 
committee is just coming together now so it 
is our hope that we can garner some good 
interest and momentum now and get the 
necessary information out to everyone so 

that people can plan ahead as we all know 
that everyone has busy schedules. Happy fall 
and as always stay in touch. 


Catharine A. Firenze 

44 Dean Street 

Belmont, MA 02478-3257 

It was great to hear from more of you 
this time around! Nicole Bellaire Downer 
wrote in to say that she visited with Dierdre 
Heersink in Maine this summer. Nicole's 4 
girls and Dierdre's 2 made the visit fun. She 
also reports that Erin Grogan is getting 
married in November. Congratulations, Erin! 

Cindy Remis wrote in with great news: 
she and Matt Remis welcomed William 
Michael Remis to the family on March 12, 
2010. He joins his two big sisters, Abby and 
Emma. The Remis family is living in North 

Toby Harris and Angela welcomed their 
first son, Kellen Harris, on March 18, 2010. 
The Harris family is living in Long Branch, 
New Jersey. 

Jon Kazanjian, Claire, and their two 
boys have moved out to Littleton (where, 
rumor has it, the Ruggiero family also lives) 
but I see him around the neighborhood at 
playgrounds and gelato shops. 

Tyler Maheu and Dianna Townsend 
welcomed Wyatt Murphy Maheu on June 24. 

Patrick Gervais wrote in to say that 
baby #3 is due in January. 

I am still plugging away at Shady Hill 

School and living in Belmont. Our little 
boy will turn one in November. One of the 
highlights of his year was watching Candice 
Denby breeze through the Boston Marathon, 
and another was his Baptism when Saundra 
Watson (1993) became his Godmother. 

Now, admit that you read the Archon 
notes and help keep them interesting. Go 
ahead and send me news for the next edition! 


Ingrid A. Cunney 

5 Prince Street 

Beverly, MA 01915-2007 


Shawn T. Markey 

192 Kingsbury Avenue 
Bradford, MA 01835-8173 


No news to report. 


Kristen L. Hughes 

5649 Colbath Avenue 
Van Nuys, CA 91401-4725 


Tim O'Keefe wanted to let the GDA 
folks know that he's added another member 
to the O'Keefe family. Abigail Grace was born 

Elle, Eric Blair, and John Mark Harris 
at Jeremy Devaney's wedding 

Eric Blair, Jessica (Savage) Anderson, Missy Green, Evan Trent, 
Becky (Stephenson) Nipper, and her groom, Joshua, at their wedding 

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April 5 in Aspen, Colorado. Her brother 
Drew (2 years old) is adjusting well and is 
very sweet with his little sister. They had a 
great summer of visits with family and got to 
see Kurt Danielson here this past winter for 
some skiing! Attached is a photo of Marina 
and Abby. 

Yesenia Ayala writes that she is not 
celebrating a birth nor a promotion, but just 
wanted to let everyone know that if they are 
ever in Santa Monica, CA, look her up. She 
and her husband will cover the cocktails 
or will just let you know where the best 
hangouts are located so that you do not get 
caught up in the tourist traps. Her home is 
310-829-9572. She adds that SoCal does have 
the best weather and I definitely have to agree 
with her on that. 

Hope to hear from more of you for next 
Archon (don't I say that every issue?) 


Michael C. Noon 

2 Inman Place, Apt. 1 

Cambridge, MA 02139-2412 

The Class of '95 laments the passing of 
one of their own, A.K. Kimoto, who was 
en route from Bangkok to a photography 
festival in Perth, Australia, when he collapsed 
due to deep vein thrombosis. At the time 
of his death, AK was exhibiting his recent 
work, documenting the ravages of heroin 
and opium addiction on communities in 
Badakshan, Afghanistan. The beautiful and 
chilling work is a testament to AK's talent, 

artistry, and compassion, and only one 
example of his efforts to expose the ills of 
the world through photography. To view 
some of his photos, and read the mourning 
dedications of his fellow artists, visit http:// 




Janna De Risi 

325 West Neck Road 

Lloyd Harbor, NY 11743-1726 


Jeffrey R. LaBelle 

41 1 W. Fullerton Parkway, Apt. 603W 

Chicago, IL 60614-2830 


No news to report. 


Sandra T. Padilla 

912 N. Croft Ave, Apt. 105 

West Hollywood, CA 90069-4275 

Dear Class of 1997, 

It is always great to hear from all of you. 
Things are going well in Los Angeles. I saw 
Brandi Hall and Jorge Flores at an alumni 
reception this past spring. They are both 
doing well. 

Jess Karlin, Robyn Klein Patterson, Marika Hull, LaDonia Patterson, 
Ms. Adams-Wall and Becky Dosh at Marika's wedding in September '10 


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Meghan Earle writes in from Bermuda. 
"My husband Dave and I are living in 
Bermuda. The short mild winters and 
boating/swimming lifestyle is right up our 
alley! We are expecting our first baby in early 
December. Very excited! We do see Mara 
Zanfagna and her husband on a regular 
basis, which is just fantastic! It always cracks 
us up how we both ended up on this little 
island in the middle of the Atlantic. Hope the 
whole GDA crowd is doing well." 

Rachel Lipman and her husband 
are living in Ohio. Rachel is an assistant 
prosecutor in Hamilton County, Ohio 
and she recently argued a case in the Ohio 
Supreme Court, while five months pregnant. 
Congratulations Rachel! When back on 
the East Coast, Rachel sees Kate Muxie 
Hartigan, who is a prosecutor in Salem, MA. 

Mara McManus Rhodes and her 
husband welcomed their second child this 
year. A little boy! Bode Christopher Rhodes 
was born in Steamboat, Colorado on May 
31st. "We've been enjoying a crazy but 
beautiful summer in the Rockies. I'll be 
heading back to work again this month as I 
accepted a business banking position with 
Wells Fargo. Hope everyone is well." 

Have a wonderful fall! I look forward to 
hearing from you. 

Take care, 



Elizabeth E. Escobar 

888 Main Street, Apt. 319 

New York, NY 10044-0216 


Babies and brides! June brought Jeremy 
Devaney's wedding to his girlfriend, now 
wife Allison. It was a beautiful summer day 
in Cohasset! I enjoyed catching up with Eric 
Blair and John Mark Harris, who has been 
enjoying life in South Carolina. Weeks later, 
Eric reports he attended Becky Stephenson, 
now Nipper's wedding. Also in attendance 
were Jessica (Savage) Anderson, Missy 
Green, and Evan Trent. 

David Chapman writes that 2010 
has been a great/busy year: February saw 
the birth of his daughter; he started a "new 

Fall 2010 

career" in March; and bought a new house in 
April. Stoddard Panall and his bride-to-be 
also welcomed a baby, a little boy, in March. 

I continue to be in NYC, having joined a 
top-rated boutique matrimonial law firm. My 
husband and I are expecting a little girl just in 
time for Christmas! 

Elle Erickson '98 


Jessica Zaplin Karlin 

22 Schiller Road 

West Roxbury, MA 02132-6336 


Lots of weddings for the class of '99! 
Marika Hull Ellis was married over Labor 
Day weekend to Jesse Ellis. They had a 
beautiful wedding in Newburyport, MA. The 
GDA girls stood by her side — Becky Dosh, 
Robyn Klein Patterson and LaDonia 
Daniels Patterson were all in the wedding. 

Caroline Kelleher Warren married 
Doug Warren in Boston this past July. J esse 
Lee, Ayeisha Morgan Mesinger and 
Aaron and Liz Kelleher Sells were all in 
the wedding. 

EJ Darisse got married on July 10, 2010 
to Caitlin Mackin Darisse. They were married 
at The Echo Center in Burlington, VT. Lots 
of GDA boys were there to celebrate — Seth 
Hale and Brian Hobbs were the best men 
and Sam Porter and Chuck Diamond 
were groomsmen. Mike Porter was also in 

Mike Porter is back living in Boston, 

enjoying all that America has to offer. 
He spent Labor Day weekend in Atlantic 
Beach, NC with Hans Carbonneau and 
Sam Porter visiting Cpt. Patrick Forrest 
(USMC) who is going back to Afghanistan 
for the 3rd time at the end of September. Best 
wishes to Gumpy and looking forward to 
seeing him when he returns. 

It was great to see many of you from 
the class of '99 as we gathered to remember 
Justin L. Marshall in October. It was 
a wonderful day to celebrate Justin and 
dedicate a bench overlooking the Sager Bowl 
to him. Although we wish we could have 
gathered together for a happier occasion, I 
know Justin would have been pleased that we 
were all together watching the Govs Football 
game and tailgating with his family. What a 
special day and a fun reunion for our class. 


Catherine E. Correia 

18 Homer Street, Apt. #2 
Brookline, MA 02445-6974 


Eve Seamans 

840 Hale Street 
Beverly, MA 01915-2216 


Hello Class of 2000! I have had a fabulous 
summer and was able to see a good number 
of GDA friends through weddings, weekend 
trips, and of course at our 10 year reunion 

this past June. I had a great time catching up 
with everyone and seeing how the campus 
has remained the same in many ways, 
but has grown to include new dorms and 
faculty housing down by Farm House. One 
of the simple highlights of reunion for me 
was staying in the dorm. Although I never 
lived in Nannie B while at GDA, hanging 
out with some of my old dormmates like 
Beth Coolidge, Eve Seamans, and 
Paige Ramsdell brought back many of 
my wonderful memories. Saturday night of 
reunion, a group of us retired back to the 
Nannie B common room and had a great 
time reminiscing about some of our best 
memories over our years at GDA. Listening to 
everyone's memories and experiences really 
brought the school back to life for me. I love 
hearing that AP Junior English provided an 
unmatched learning environment for one of 
us, or that Drama allowed another to express 
themselves in a way that made GDA become 
that comfortable home, or another of my 
classmates that talked about the supportive 
dorm family that she returned to after the 
sudden loss of a parent, or even the amazing 
blending of Mark Lipman's and Naomoi 
Fink's voices during concerts in Thompson, 
or how we came about making a friend that 
still remains important in our lives today. All 
in all, it was a great weekend! 

Tatiana (Hamboyan) Harrison also 
wrote in to share reunion experience, "Had 
a great time at Reunion! Loved the chance 
to hang out with Beth Coolidge, Simon 
Panall, Lindsay Gobin, Paige Ramsdell, 
Kai Kaiser, Yori Sensor, Mark Lipman, 
and everyone else! The "new" drama building 
made me nostalgic for Thompson, but also 

Chuck Diamond, Sam Porter, Brian Hobbs and Seth Hale and friends 
at EJ Darisse's wedding in Burlington, VT, July '10. 

Cassie Depratto Nutt Class of 2000 
with son Adrian 



jealous of the current students." 

Cassie (Depratto) Nutt wrote of the 
new adventures she, her husband Kevin, 
and their new baby Adrian (born on April 
30, 2010) had this summer, "We attended 
the reunion and Eve's wedding, but we also 
took Adrian to his first brewery tour at Sam 
Adams and his first highland games." 





Maria E. Collins 

OS630 Morningside Dr. 

Winfield, IL 60190 


Margaret H. Lloyd 

180 Moss Hill Road, Apt. #1 

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 


Nino Balestrieri will be celebrating his 
one year wedding anniversary in November 
with his wife, Jen. Both are busy in the fire 
department... Nino in San Mateo, CA and 
Jen in San Francisco, CA. They enjoy their 
son, Jordan, and black lab, Luca. 


Class Secretary Needed 

Francesca DeMeo reports: "After 
living abroad in Paris, France for 3 years, 
I've just finished my PhD in Astronomy. 
I've just moved back to Boston and will be 
researching back at MIT." 

Laura E. Ellison 

1 537 N. Western Avenue #2 

Chicago, IL 60622 


Michael D. O'Neill 

31 Pearson Drive 

Byfield, MA 01922 


Hi Everyone! 

I hope this finds you well! 

One of the highlights of my summer was 
attending Kelsey Quigley's '04 wedding 
up in Kennebunkport, Maine. Not only was 
the event beautiful, but I was able to catch 
up with Gwyneth Stokes '03, Lindsay 
Clunie '03, Lesley Clunie '04, Maria 
Knapp '03, Kelsey Correia '05, Keara 
Thomas '07, Caroline Turnbull '06 and 
Annie Quigley TO. Most of the girls had 
run with Kelsey at some point in their time 
at Govs and made sure to join her for an early 
run the morning of her wedding. 

I am still writing from Ann Arbor, but 
not for long. I'll be staying with Google, but 
moving to our Chicago office this October. 
I've really enjoyed Ann Arbor but am ready 
for a bigger city. I find that I am not alone! 

Shannon Falvey wrote in to say that 
she'll "be in the Chicago area for the year 
while I get my master's at Northwestern and 
that anyone visiting or in the area should 
look me up — drinks on me! shannonfalvey@" 

Jen Arno also wrote with this update: 
This September, I will be starting my fourth 
year at Kents Hill School in Maine, where I 
am the Associate Director of Admission. I've 
had the opportunity to travel throughout the 

US to recruit students, and I'm even a dorm 
parent and student advisor (which still makes 
me laugh!) Working at a boarding school 
is MUCH different than being a student 
at one, and it's been a fabulous experience. 
I've recently run into Vanessa Russell and 
Lindsey Clunie in the Portland area, and 
was happy to see Allison Marcoux, Emily 
Block, Angela Rappoli, Chris Kelley, 
Brandon Bates and Chris Ebinger at an 
Alumni event in Boston this past Spring. I 
hope everyone from the class of '03 is well! 

And last, but not least, I'm not the only 
one of your class agents moving this month. 
Mike O'Neill wrote into say that "I went to 
Macau in June and I jumped off of Macau 
Tower doing the world's highest commercial 
bungee jump. It's 6 seconds of heart pumping 
fear! At the beginning of September, I am 
leaving Taiwan and traveling around the 
world to Boston — will update all on the next 
round of notes!" 

Enjoy the fall and be sure to write in for 
the next Archon! 


Lesley T. Clunie 

87 Neal Street 

Portland, ME 04102-3431 

Kelsey M. Quigley 

2200 19th Street NW, #704 
Washington DC 20009 


Mike Salony says, "[My fiance] 
Dana and I are set to be married on 11/16 
in the Dominican Republic. I'm still 
with the Cardinals in a new position — 
I've been rooting for them and the Sox 

Emily (Dana) Bottomly 
and her new husband Taylor 

From left: Lindsay Gilmore, 

Jamie (Gilberg) Albert, Courtney Marino, 

Emily Dana, Meghan Barry, and Rachel Abdulla 

From left: Catherine Correia '00, Cassie (Depratto) 

Nutt '00 with baby Adrian, Elizabeth Turnbull '00, 

the bride, Caitlin (Mcintosh) Greenhouse '01, 

Mark Lipman '00, and Bettina Romberg '00. 

simultaneously — and we moved into a new 
apartment together this past weekend. If any 
alums find themselves in St. Louis, I certainly 
encourage them to look us up." 

Jessica Long reports that she is 
currently in school full time at a Masters in 
Science Program at Tufts University School 
of Medicine Public Health & Professionals 
Degree Programs where she is getting a 
Masters in Biomedical Science. 

Majed AlSunaid says, "I work for 
the Investment Management unit of Saudi 
Aramco Oil Co. As you are probably well 
aware, Saudi Aramco is the largest oil company 
in the world. The Investment Management 
Unit oversees all of the Saudi Aramco's local 
and international Investments including 
their Pension Plans and one Endowment. I 
am currendy responsible for overseeing the 
Public Equity portfolio (over a billion dollars 
in size). I am also working towards my CFA 
designation. Looking forward to hearing 
back from you guys!" 

Jackie Ward writes, "I cant believe 
this time last summer we were all rehashing 
memories we made at our 5th year reunion! 
Time is flying. In January I moved up to 
Bangor, ME to work for WLBZ2, the NBC 
affiliate of Eastern Maine. I'm a news reporter 
and absolutely love my job. Maine has been 
so fun to explore and live in. Hope everyone 
is doing well! PS. Who's having the 6th year 

I got married on August 21st to Mitchell 
Hunter, whom I met on the first day of 
transfer orientation at Harvard. Gwyn 
Stokes '03 and Lesley Clunie '04 were 
two of my bridesmaids, along with my cousin 
Ria Knapp '03. My sister Annie '10 was 
my maid of honor. On my wedding morning 
some former cross country teammates took 
me out for a great run along the ocean, and 
after the ceremony Abu, together with Laura 

Ellison '03, made sure to get this group 
photo for the Archon. Mitch and I are now 
living in Washington DC. If anyone is in the 
area or stopping through, come say hello! 
- Kelsey Quigley Hunter. 


Kelsey A. Correia 

18 Homer Street, Apt. #2 

Brookline, MA 02445-6974 


The class of 2005 had a great 5th year 
reunion this summer at GDA. We had 
an excellent turn out and everyone had a 
fantastic time. It was great to catch up with 
everyone and to be back on campus doing it. 

Later this summer I was lucky enough 
to attend Kelsey Quigley Hunter's '04 
wedding. It was a reunion of sorts for our 
Cross Country team, as many of the other 
distaff harriers were able to make it, Keara 
Thomas, Laura Ellison, Gwyneth Stokes, 
Ria Knapp, Lesley Clunie, Lindsay Clunie, 
and Caroline Turnbull. We were happy to 
be there to celebrate the happy couple's day 
and we literally danced the night away! 

I am now working at Saks Fifth Avenue 
in the Prudential Center and loving it. It's a 
great company and it's a great change of pace. 
I've always been interested in fashion and I 
can finally put it to practical use. I am still 
living in Brookline with my sister Catheri ne 
Correia '00. 

Audrie Grigun and Barrie Stavis have 
recently moved into an apartment together in 
Boston. Audrie is working in a pediatrician's 
office and studying to go back to school. 
Audrie, Barrie, and I recently went out with 
Andrew Guyton and Nikki Bitsack who 

are both working in Boston. 

Since graduating from Bentley, Dan 
Galajda has been working as a consultant for 
a company out in San Francisco. He still lives 
in Boston however, he travels 3 weeks out of 
the month. Recently he has been working in 
Seattle at T-Mobile on their Mobile Strategy. 
He is having a blast and can usually be 
spotted in Boston on the weekends. Also, he 
is studying for the CFA in December, so we 
wish him luck." 

It was great to catch up with everyone this 
summer and I hope you are all doing well! 
Please send notes or photos to me at Kelsey. Take care! 




Marisa S. Frey 

Box 1661 

Allegheny College 

520 North Main Street 

Meadville, PA 16335-3903 

Margaret E. Hughes 

51 High Street 

Saint Albans, VT 05478-1618 

It's been great to hear from everyone 
during this transitional though exciting 
time in our lives. I am currently in my senior 
year at St. Michael's, and am attempting a 
start at planning for the future which is, as 
we all may conform, daunting and scary. I 
recently, however, was able to see Caroline 
DeLacvivier while she was visiting 
Burlington, which made for an absolutely 
fantastic weekend! I hope that these notes 
find everyone happy and healthy, and I also 
hope that we will hear from you soon. 

2001 Nino Balestrieri & Wife Jen 

From left to right: Gwyn Stokes '03, Lindsay Clunie '03, Kelsey Correia '05, Laura Ellison '03, Lesley Clunie 

'04, Kelsey Quigley Hunter '04, Caroline Turnbull '06, Maria Knapp '03, Keara Thomas '07, Laurel Abusamra, 

David Abusamra, Piervito Williams ' 1 0, Annie Quigley ' 1 0, Bill Quigley 

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Mackenzie Pellitier notes that after 
graduating from Hamilton, she is going to 
start teaching at a private boarding school in 
Pennsylvania. She will be teaching, coaching 
and acting as a dorm parent at the school 
and is very excited. Daniel Lundquist 
says that he has graduated University of 
New Hampshire and just moved to Denver, 
Colorado to live with Todd Eudailey. He 
adds that he is still looking for a job, which 
I am sure will be found in no time! Marisa 
Frey is currently in the process of moving, 
which is exciting. She notes that she is going 
up to co-coordinate community service at 
Allegheny where she went to school as an 
AmeriCorps VISTA this year. 

Kullachate "Oath" Muangnapoh 
says that he has just finished a Bachelor 
Degree in Material Science at Northwestern 
University and is currently a graduate 
student at Cornell. It has been 4 years since 
graduation. The school had given a lot to me 
and I haven't had a chance to share my feeling 
s toward this school since! Oath nicely says 
that everyone at the school has been a part of 
what creates himself today. He also extended 
some shout-outs to members of the class 
and our teachers from GDA: "People say life 
is learning but definitely not all of it! So no 
summer readings for Mr. Robertson classes 
(You are great and fun teacher to take class 
with!) When you have to take on challenges, 
it's natural that you should do your best, 
but there are always people to help you like 
when you consulted your college plan with 
Miss Adam-Wall. Overcoming an illness is a 
blessing. So we congratulate Mr. Doggett the 
same way he congratulated us with Kudos. If 
you persevere, you can turn dirt into jewel 
like Miss Okula crafting her pottery. And my 
Dorm parents, Whoo let the dogss outtt... 
opps it's Mr. Werner. Doesn't the guy in the 
Lost series look like Mr. Kelly? "Hi Buddy" 
Same old greeting from Mr. Gettings. To the 
GDA (Yes, I am proud of being one of the 
Dummer) class of 2006! Thanks for letting 
me get to know you. It has been short but 
significant period in my life. To everyone, it is 
wonderful meeting you all there; I hope our 
path will cross one day. So until then, take 
care and keep our heads up high!" 


Jack A. Lamson 

51 South Hampton Road 
Amesbury, MA 01913-5733 


Rachel A. Stavis 

300 Summit St. #700624 
Trinity College 

Hartford, CT 06106-3100 

No news to report. 


Perry J. Eaton 

30 Travis Drive 

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-1022 


Abigail E. Harris 

1 Edwards Street 
Bath, ME 04530-2729 


This semester there are '08er's all over 
the world studying, traveling, reuniting with 
old classmates and having the time of their 
lives. Whitney Ocko is studying in Florence, 
Italy with Anna Smith and is busy traveling, 
taking classes and eating gelato. They recently 
met up with David Doggett (studying in 
Prague) and Taylor Wailes (studying in 
Spain) at Oktoberfest. 

Ali Hoffman reports, "I'm in Shanghai 
for the semester. I love it so far, trying really 
hard to learn Mandarin, I'm traveling a lot 
around China and hopefully I'll be able to 
travel around south east Asia later in the 

Aleks Siegel is studying at the University 
of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand and has 
been doing a lot of traveling, hiking and 
skiing around the south island. He recently 
returned from a week long trip to Fiji during 
his mid-semester break. 

Paige Valchuis writes, "I am in Rennes, 
France and I am studying at Universite de 
Rennes 2 and living in a home stay right in 
the city. So far the food has been excellent and 
I'm here with my friends from Union and we 
have eaten sooo many crepes already. I plan 
on visiting Barcelona, Munich, Prague, and 
England. I am taking history, literature, and 
writing classes, along with playing on a soccer 
team for the university". 

A few people are planning on studying 
abroad in Spring 2011: Andrew Riedell is 
going to study in Paris, France and is going 
"because I want to improve my French and 
because I have never been before. Also, 
I'm majoring in Economics and studying 

Greg All is is going to Madagascar in 
Spring 2011 for a three week trip to help 
Malagasy kids study for the SAT's. He reports 
that "Because Madagascar is one of the most 
poorly educated countries in Africa, Lafayette 
is sending me and nine other students to help 
them get into American colleges to further 
their education". 

Back in the States Cynthia Figueroa 
says, "I've been having a great time in DC 
& GW studying Business Administration. 
I stayed in DC this summer working for 
our freshman orientation program and 
I'm working as a manager in our university 
fundraising center. I'm pumped to see more 
GDA faces around next year since I hear that 
2-3 people have deferred and are coming in 
next fall". 

Sarah Quintus stayed with Decia 
Splaine on Squirrel Island in Maine not 
too long ago and reunited with a bunch of 
GDA Alums including Ruth Splaine '05, 
Franklin Reiss '10, and Adam Binnie '10. 

This summer I (Abby Harris) studied 
in Guadalajara, Mexico for five weeks and 
traveled all over Jalisco and Mexico City. 
Shortly after returning to the States I was 
stationed in Norfolk, VA for one month for 
the summer Navy training aboard the USS 
Nicholas. Now I'm back at school taking 
classes and traveling with the football team 
again. I hope everyone enjoys their junior fall! 


Amanda R. Correnti 

55 Dearborn Street 

Salem, MA 01970-2430 


James M. King 

6 Driftwood Drive 

Chelmsford, MA 01824-1241 


No news to report. 


Alice Tonry 

PO Box 601 

West Newbury, MA 01985-0701 


Haskell Rhett '54 and wife Janet Rollings. 

Haskell recently retired from the 

Academy's Board of Trustees. 

Emily Harrold 

PO Box 494 

6 Courtney Drive 

Byfield, MA 0922-0494 


I hope everyone had a great summer! 
It seems like the members of our class 
are settling into their new routines well, 
adjusting to college life and the change of 
having hundreds of people in lectures, being 
able to wear jeans, and not knowing everyone 
they pass around campus. I would love to 
hear how everyone is, feel free to email me 
about anything going on in your life! Good 
luck in college, have fun but also study hard, 
and don't forget the place you came from! 


You oughta be in pictures! 

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Squirrel Island Govs reunion 

Taylor, Anna and Whitney visiting Germany 
for Oktoberfest 

Taylor Wailes, Whitney Ocko, John Carlson and 
Anna Smith in Spain. 

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Brett Engel '84 and Peter Bragdon, Headmaster 

Emeritus smiling before a 

Red Sox loss to the Mariners 

Peter Bragdon and Randy Moore '51 after 
dinner in Denver, CO. 

Peter Bragdon visits with Tony Cohen 91 
in Toronto 


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Tomas Mathews 78 and Peter Bragdon, Headmaster Emeritus in Charlotte, NC 

Dottie Bragdon and Jen Killion '87 had a chance 
encounter on the slopes of Mt. Rainier in October 

John Hellerman' 89, Peter Bragdon, Shaun Toomey'90, Brian Rodgers '90, Enjoy their 
annual spring gathering in Chevy Chase, MD 

Mike Mulligan 71 and Peter Bragdon At 
Thatcher School in Ojai, CA 

Leon Lester '92, Bill Morray 70, Leslie Robins '80, Dennis Gately '85, Shawna Stark, Devan 
Berry '03 gather for the meeting of the San Diego Alumni/AE Club 

The Governor's Academy 
Byfield, MA 01922 



1's&6's« June 10-1 2, 2011 

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